Journey of a lifetime
Prior to leaving for Kathmandu, Mr Cox ( Y5 teacher & Geography Leader) was presented with a plaque to mark the collaborative project that he will then present to CJM School on behalf of all the children, staff and governors at St Joseph's.
Keep a look out for pictures of our school bear in lots of interesting places as Mr Cox embarks upon his travel adventures!
Mr Cox arrives safely in Kathmandu!
Mr Cox has sent us an update. He's arrived safely, has been welcomed by lots of friendly people and is looking forward to learning more about Nepal and even doing some teaching! When he returns, we can look forward to an assembly where is shares all his adventures with us. See you soon Mr Cox!
CJM School, Kathmandu,Nepal
Thanks to the British Council's international school partnerships programme we will soon be able to engage children and teachers on both sides of the world through lessons and joint learning activities focusing on global themes.
Across the school, children have been working on their understanding of 2d and 3d shapes and some of this work has been shared with our friends in Nepal as part of a cross-classroom collaborative project.
Our Y5 class has also made a start learning about Nepal as it is the Y5 teacher, Mr Cox, who will be visiting Kathmandu in late July/August.
Both schools will be learning about sustainability in the modern world and the negative impact waste has on ecological systems. Children will learn to recognise the problems associated with current consumption and explore ways to lessen the effect whilst also learning what is currently being done in each respective country to tackle the issue.
Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked country in South Asia. It is located mainly in the Himalayas . With an estimated population of 26.4 million, it is 48th largest country by population and 93rd largest country by area. It borders China in the north and India in the south, east, and west while Bangladesh is located within only 27 km of its southeastern tip. Nepal has a diverse geography, including fertile plains, hills, and eight of the world's ten tallest mountains, including Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. Kathmandu is the nation's capital and largest city. Nepal is a multiethnic nation with Nepali as the official language.
Our Partner School
A visit to the UK from a teacher in our partner school in Nepal will be happening in the Autumn term 2019/2020. We are very much looking forward to welcoming them to Rugeley and learning all about them and their country.