Coundon Court links with Zambia to give young people knowledge and understanding of the Commonwealth and its value
Coundon Court School has forged a new partnership with Holy Saviour Community School in Zambia as part of Commonwealth Connections, a unique project between Birmingham and the West Midlands and countries across the Commonwealth, as part of the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Coundon Court is taking part in the Commonwealth Connections project as part of a cluster of schools including Earlsdon Primary School, Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School, Moseley Primary School, Riverbank Academy and Finham Park 2. The project aims to prepare young people to develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of the Commonwealth and its values.
By using school twinning this project provides educational opportunities for young people and teachers to develop knowledge and understanding of the Commonwealth and its values, allowing young people to shape their communities.
On hearing the news that Coundon Court has successfully applied to take part in the Commonwealth Connections project, Darren Coyle MBE, Programme Director at the British Council, said:
‘I am delighted that Coundon Court in Coventry is taking on this excellent opportunity to build international connections between teachers and young people in Zambia and the UK. Their commitment to equip young people with the knowledge and understanding of the Commonwealth and its values in the lead up to 2022 Commonwealth Games is to be commended.’
Students will be working with their counterparts in Kefue, Zambia on an exciting project learning about the Commonwealth through a variety or arts and sports interventions.
Commonwealth Connections will enable pupils to take part in a range of sporting, cultural and citizenship projects. Students from Coundon Court have been selected to represent the school in the first ‘Changemakers’ cluster day, where they will start to plan how they will lead projects within their school.