Cromwell is going global

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Cromwell Community College at Chatteris has been chosen to develop international links with Pakistan as part of a major new school twinning project to boost global education.

Connecting Classrooms is a UK government and British Council education initiative. The college has been selected in recognition of its commitment to teaching students about global issues. Teachers and students are working with the Roots DHA in Pakistan to learn how to become responsible global citizens and to develop skills to work in a global economy.

Edrich Adigun-Harris from the Cromwell said: “Outcomes, hopefully, will assist in the debunking of myths, stereo-types and fears. Pupils here have little experiential exposure to non-european cultures. A programme of this nature would be of particular benefit.”

Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening said: “I am very pleased the Cromwell is taking in this excellent opportunity to link with schools in other parts of our world. Young people and teachers can make a fantastic contribution by sharing the best of Britain with their peers around the world and get invaluable knowledge of what life is like in other countries.”