Pakistan link for March school

All Saints has set up a link with schools in the Roots School System in Pakistan.
All Saints has set up a link with schools in the Roots School System in Pakistan.

ALL Saints’ School in March has forged international links with a school in Pakistan.

The primary school will be working closely with Roots 77-A Satellite Town school in Rawalpindi, near Islamabad.

Pupils have already exchanged Powerpoint presentations, sharing their values and hopes and giving their new friends a chance to see what life is like for them.

Headteacher Rachel Beeson said: “We were all amazed at how similar we are. They raise money for charity, they’re concerned about global issues, we have similar values.”

On Monday, a metal box created by the children of Roots 77-A was presented to All Saints’. Pupils at the school also showed off the Powerpoint presentation they have created for the students of Roots 77-A.

“We want to open the children’s eyes,” Mrs Beeson said. “They need to understand about communities around the world and this is a good way to do it.”

The project will be carried out over the internet and will see the two schools working together. This could be anything from learning about water and the issues around it to creating artwork.

“There is a lot that can come from this and we will have to work hard to keep up the momentum.”

All Saints’ was put in touch with the school project through Global Gateways in Peterborough, an organisation they got involved with after a visit to the Peterborough mosque.