Here at Peters Hill we are passionate about the whole child and our aim is to bring the outside world into each classroom. We are very lucky to have strong links with Mrs Hodt from Ridgewood High School and are proud supporters of their charity, Project Gambia. When the charity began in 2007, its aim was to allow students, staff and members of the local community to experience first-hand life in a developing country. However, ten years on it has gone beyond hand outs and aims to find a sustainable solution to poverty. We are proud to have supported that by raising money and sending donations to children over there who are the same age as us. Thank you for supporting us.
Miss Ward visited the Gambia in March last year and supported Project Gambia by visiting villages, educating young people and helping with the refurbishment of the primary school ‘Half Dye’. We were thrilled to receive pen pal letters from children in the same year as us. Please click here if you wish to find out more about the charity. Our relationship with Mrs Hodt means we will be getting involved with the exciting activities linked to global learning. We loved spending a day at Hob Green with other primary schools celebrating all things Gambian! We are hoping to attend another global day in the summer term.
However, we hope to grow much bigger than this. We are excited to be getting involved with other primary schools in the Stour Valley area and have exciting plans ahead. Around school we have important globetrotters. These are children from each year group in years 3 to 6 who are the global representative from their class. Each week, Miss Ward runs a globetrotting lunchtime club where we pretend to trek around the globe for an afternoon. Last term three of our globetrotters took part in an important debate with Roger from Pupils2Parliament about the use of drones. Our debate was taken to the Houses of Parliament and we hope to visit Parliament in June. We are currently working on a news broadcast for our school to bring global news inside. Check out our globetrotting blog for weekly updates and follow what we are getting up to.