Nepal- Connecting Classrooms

Over mid-term Miss Crawley and Miss Mulkerns travelled to Damak, Nepal as part of our British Council, “Connecting Classrooms” Project. We would like to thank our host school, Jhapa Model English School, for the warm welcome and hospitality shown to our teachers. They were welcomed with traditional dance and presentations given by pupils, staff and the wider school community.

The focus of the Project are the 17, UN Sustainable Development Goals, and in particular Goals 4: Quality Education and Goal 5: Gender Equality.

We were delighted to send a Mini-Sphero and Maze Map as gifts to our host school. Miss Crawley and Miss Mulkerns demonstrated to pupils and staff how coding couldĀ  be used to develop thinking skills and creativity across the curriculum. The specially produced Maze Map has 10 embedded QR Codes, each of which uploads work completed on the project by each of the 10 Northern Ireland Schools, including our own.

In particular, we were delighted this year to have two local schools join us in our Cluster: St Patrick’s Primary School, and St Joseph’s High School, both Crossmaglen.

We were also delighted to have two past pupils travel to Nepal: Miss Olivia Mc Cann, St. Mary’s High School Newry, and Mrs Eimear Donnelly, St. Joseph’s High School, Crossmaglen.

Other schools in our Cluster group are:

St. Teresa’s P.S. Glen Rd, Belfast,

Holy Rosary P.S. Sunnyside Crescent, Belfast

Lowwood P.S. Sheringhurst Park, Belfast

Assumption Grammar School, Ballynahinch

St. Mary’s High School, Newry

St. Oliver Plunket’s P.S. Beragh, Co. Tyrone

St. Patrick’s P.S. Mullanaskea, Co. Fermanagh