Global

  • Mordiford CE Primary school is very proud of its global and international work and it was highly praised in our last Ofsted inspection. We have been involved in three Comenius projects since 2008 where we have worked with partner schools across Europe – Sweden, Spain, Turkey, Italy, Germany, Poland, France and Northern Ireland.  Our last project, ‘Europe Beyond the Classroom: Learning Outdoors’ involved the pupils working on a range of projects alongside our partners.  During the projects we have took over 40 pupils to stay with host families and experience school life in Italy, Spain, Sweden and Germany.  We have also hosted pupils and teachers at Mordiford too. Staff  also benefited from these experiences.  We are now embarking on our first Erasmus+ project 2017-2019 – see below.

    We have been awarded two consecutive International School Awards from British Council to acknowledge the high quality international work that we have embedded into our school ethos and curriculum.

    Over the past eight years we have sponsored a young boy and now a young girl in India through a charity called Project Mala. The pupils have been excited to help Alun, Guddi and now our new Y1 pupil Hemant to gain an education and help them and their families. Alun has now moved into secondary school after passing his entrance exams. Guddi is now studying in a local school and doing well. Click HERE to see the Project Mala website.

    Other aspects of global education we are involved with are E-Twinning and the Global Learning Project.

    Please look at our Comenius website to see the work we did in our last Comenius project:
    http://europebeyondtheclassroom.weebly.com

     

     

    Erasmus+ project 2017 - 2019 'Mind and Body:A Healthier Tomorrow'

    We are excited to have been given funding by British Council to take part in an Erasmus+ project from September 2017 to July 2019.  The project is called ‘Mind and Body: A Healthier Tomorrow’ and focuses on mental and physical health of our pupils to equip them for their lives, both now and in the future.

    We have partner schools from; Portugal; Poland; Spain; Worcester, UK; Turkey and Italy. During the course of the two year project we will be visiting each school and pupils will be travelling to both Poland and Spain.  In the summer of 2019 we will be welcoming staff and pupils from our partner schools to Mordiford for a fun packed and educational week.

    Throughout the life of the project we will be taking part in lots of mini projects and school/partner activities. Some examples are fruit and veg art, music for mindfulness, healthy films etc.

    We will also be introducing P4C (Philosophy for Children), yoga and peer massage into our school curriculum too.  This is all to help children cope with the daily issues of their lives in the world today and prepare them for their lives in the future.

    We have a project website which is in its infancy but will be added to as the project progresses.  Please click on the link below to see what we have been up to so far.

    https://mindbody-ahealthiertomorrow.weebly.com/

    PORTUGAL - LISBON 2018

    Project Mala

    We have been supporting the work of Project Mala for many years now.  We were delighted to receive a visit from Karen, who works with Project Mala and Neeraj, one of the pupils.

    They worked with Wye class as part of their India topic.  Neeraj and Karen taught the children how to play Kabaddi, count to 10 in Hindi and make chalk Rangoli patterns to welcome the goddess Lakshmi and bring wealth and luck for the year.

    It was very interesting to hear about Neeraj’s life and school and the children had so many questions to ask.

    Comenius - Mordiford Visit - May 2015

    Wow! What a busy and exciting week we have had at school.  On Monday we welcomed 23 teachers and 20 pupils from our partner schools across Europe (Turkey, N.Ireland, Spain, France, Germany. Poland and Sweden).  This week was the culmination of a 2 year Comenius project called ‘Europe Beyond the Classroom: Learning Outdoors’.  The teachers stayed in a hotel in Hereford and the pupils were hosted by families from the school, so they really got to live the life of a Mordiford pupil.

    The week was full of activities, with the visiting pupils spending time in the KS2 classes and joining in with lessons.  The adults taught and observed lessons too.  We started the week with a Welcome Collective worship and Tuesday was Forest School day where everyone took part in a session.  They loved cooking marshmallows over the real fire and making dens and jewellery out of elder.  On Wednesday we visited Warwick Castle and saw the trebuchet being fired.  At school on Thursday we held a sport’s morning with everyone taking part in a range of sport’s activities, including the Comenius Teachers Relay Race at the end!!

    The visitors also visited the Hereford Cathedral, the Mappa Mundi exhibition, did some brass rubbing and took part in a guided walk around the city (lead by the Hereford Guild of Guides).

    On Tuesday evening the PTFA organised a traditional Barn Dance with Fish and Chip supper.  Even the ice cream van popped in for a visit.

    Everyone at school LOVED the week and it was great to see so many pupils, from our youngest to our oldest, happily chatting to our visitors in a range of languages and also using the unspoken language of actions too.

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