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CURRENT WHOLE SCHOOL PROJECTS 2021/2022

 Cinderella then and now – Discovering values

Cinderella then and now – A book of values is a two-year project in the framework of ERASMUS+ Programme, Key Action 229: Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices. Cinderella has been inspired by three previous eTwinning projects which all inspired values.   This project, which is led and coordinated by Little Hadham Primary School, brings together six primary schools from UK, Spain, Italy, Greece, Poland and Croatia.

Our partner schools are:

  • 12th Primary School Katerini Pieria, Greece
  • OS Mate Lovraka Petrinja, Croatia
  • Istituto comprensivo di Maleo, Italy
  • Ceip Pepe Damaso, Spain
  • Szkola Podstawowa im. G.Taszyckiego w Chruszczobrodzie, Poland

Our blog: https://twinspace.etwinning.net/122109/home

Stories are a fantastic way to inspire children and initiate social discussions, so that they can gain an understanding of shared values. Our project takes this story as a starting point: children at Little Hadham explore its values and morals through the storyline & quotes e.g. antibullying, kindness, fairness, courage, self-belief, hard work, perseverance. We look at Cinderella then and now, how we would welcome ‘Cinderella’ to our schools, make her feel included and welcome, enable her to be safe and happy! The main goal is to improve school inclusion by providing all children including the young immigrants & refugees with the opportunity to find a place in their schools and communities through active participation in their school, so that they feel included, welcome, safe and happy.

Our project was inspired by the following areas: Immigration and inclusion; British values; Keeping Safe and Feeling Happy; eSafety; Antibullying; Climate change and Sustainable Goals 2030.

  • The main objectives of the project are:
  • To promote shared values, equality and inclusion though collaborative activities
  • To equip & educate pupils and teachers on strategies regarding safety and well-being
  • To develop collaborative partnership between schools and the wider community and to implement the European dimension amongst all participants
  • To familiarise schools with Climate Change

 

Grammunication – The Simple Past: Birthdays and holidays

Main international link:

Schillerschule, Hannover, Germany

 

PREVIOUS INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS

Little Hadham Primary School has founded, coordinated and participated in many eTwinning and Erasmus projects and proudly still cooperates with many international schools.

 Alice in Wonderland – Discovering our roots 2018-2021

‘Alice in Wonderland – Discovering our roots’ was a three year project in the framework of ERASMUS Plus Programme, Key Action 229: Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices. The Project brought together six partner primary schools from five countries: UK (England and Northern Ireland), Lithuania, Italy, Greece and Spain.

Our blog: https://twinspace.etwinning.net/71702/home

Our partner schools:

  • Ceip Pepe Damaso, Spain
  • Siauliu Juventos progimnazija, Lithuania
  • 12th Primary School Katerini Pieria, Greece
  • Instituto Comprensive Parisi De Sanctis, Italy
  • McKinney Primary School, Northern Ireland

ABC for climate Change

A collaborative, creative project on Climate change and environmental challenges! ABC stands for Awareness, Belief, Communication. Pupils became aware of and were educated on environmental issues, they communicated their thoughts and ideas in a variety of ways and suggested ways to make small changes towards this big challenge!

Main International link: 21st primary school of Larisa, Greece.

The ABCD project – Achievement, Belief, Culture, Democracy

This was a project on happiness and values; it was about helping students find happiness and sharing it with others. Our school motto (Little Hadham) is ‘Believing and achieving’; the aim was for children to realise the value of working together to achieve more, the importance of believing in themselves.

Our international links / partner schools were:

  • CROATIA – Osnovna škola Mate Lovraka Petrinja, Croatia
  • NORTHERN IRELAND – McKinney Primary School
  • ENGLAND – Whitefield Schools and Centre, Walthamstow United Kingdom
  • GREECE / Athens – Chrysostomos Smyrnis Primary School, Leonteio Lykeio of Nea Smyrni, Athens, Greece
  • SPAIN – Colegio Internacional Eurovillas, Nuevo Baztán Spain
  • GREECE – 3rd Primary School of Tinos
  • NORTHERN IRELAND Carr’s Glen Primary


Our world, my world & Nuestro mundo, mi mundo

Main international link:

Drew Primary School, Newham, UK

My school, my neighbourhood or my village, my town, my country

Main international link:

Cissé, FranceEcole Publique de Puy-Lonchard, France

Our tree of wishes

Main international link:

Como (CO), Italy

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION FOR OUR INTERNATIONAL WORK

FULL ACCREDITATION OF INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL AWARD 2019-2022 awarded in June 2019

Little Hadham Primary School in Hertfordshire has been awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom.

The International School Award celebrates the achievements of schools that do exceptional work in international education. Fostering an international dimension in the curriculum is at the heart of the British Council’s work with schools, so that young people gain the cultural understanding and skills they need for life work in today’s world.

Sir Ciarán Devane, CEO of the British Council, said: ‘The school’s fantastic international work has rightfully earned it this prestigious award. The International School Award is a great chance for schools to demonstrate the important work they’re doing to bring the world into their classrooms. Embedding an international dimension in children’s education ensures that they are truly global citizens and helps prepare them for successful lives and careers in an increasingly global economy.’

The International School Award encourages and supports schools to develop:

  • An international ethos embedded throughout the school
  • A whole school approach to international work
  • Collaborative curriculum-based work with a number of partner schools
  • Year-round international activity
  • Involvement of the wider community

 

ETWINNING SCHOOL 2018-2020 awarded in March 2019 

In recognition to our international work, Little Hadham Primary School has been awarded with the eTwinning School Label 2019-2020 and this is a great achievement by the eTwinning team in our school!  Only 8 schools in UK were awarded this title; eTwinning schools have a high visibility at European Level and form a European network of eTwinning leading schools to inspire the future development of eTwinning.

eTwinning Schools are recognised as leaders in their areas and transmit their expertise on:

  • Digital practice
  • eSafety practice
  • Innovative and creative approaches to pedagogy
  • Promoting continuous professional development of staff
  • Promoting collaborative learning practices with staff and students

Becoming an eTwinning School provides recognition of the innovative work that our school has implemented in the promotion of citizenship, cultural awareness and digital competence. It also recognises the work we have done to develop a culture of collaboration within and beyond their schools, local communities and countries.

Learning Primary Languages Quality MarkTM (PLQM) by Herts for Learning – awarded in May 2007 

Intermediate International School Award awarded in January 2015

Best International Newcomer 2014 awarded in October 2014

Foundation International School Award awarded in September 2014

NATIONAL AWARDS by the British Council 

  • ABCD project – Achievement, Belief, Culture, Democracy – November 2020
  • SOS project: Sharing our smiles – November 2019

QUALITY LABELS by the British Council for our International eTwinning work

  • Our world, my world & Nuestro mundo, mi mundo – May 2020
  • ABCD project – Achievement, Belief, Culture, Democracy – April 2020
  • Grammunication – The Simple Past: Birthdays and holidays – April 2020
  • Our tree of wishes – April 2020
  • HanDS – Democratic Schools – April 2020
  • SOS project: Sharing our smiles – May 2019
  • CUBES: Culture and smiles in a box – May 2019
  • Let’s celebrate Easter together – June 2019
  • eTwinning all year round- May 2015
  • Friends all around the world – May 2015
  • Christmas brings us closer – May 2014

EUROPEAN QUALITY LABELS by the British Council for our International eTwinning work

  • ABCD project – Achievement, Belief, Culture, Democracy – October 2020
  • Our tree of wishes – October 2020
  • SOS project: Sharing our smiles – October 2019