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North-South Connection: Partnership for a more just world between European and African schools
Issue #4   What went on in June 2014

Dear Friend of the World,
Dive into more news, events, and resources, in the fourth issue of the Bulgaria-Ghana schools connect newsletter, part of the Global Schools Connect project. Send your comments and ideas for news @ Nadezhda and the project team

News


Ghanaian teachers visit Bulgaria

Ghana Visits Bulgaria

Teachers from the four partnering schools in Accra, Ghana visited Bulgaria from 14th to 21st June. They had exciting meetings with the students in each school in Sofia and Stara Zagora, discussed important issues with partners, school managers, planned future cooperation with peer teachers and visited historical sites.

Read more at GlobalSchoolsConnect and explore photos on Google+

Blood brother

Blood Brother Documentary Screening

The students from 2nd and 18th schools watched and discussed the documentary Blood Brother raising the issues of HIV/AIDS, non-discrimination and how do we choose a purpose in life.

To find out more, watch the trailer and read about this amazing story at the website of the film.

Global Schools Connect Facebook

School Projects Ghana-Bulgaria

NEW: Each pair of schools now have their own Facebook group.

Explore photos, videos, presentations, reports and more of the joint projects in Bulgaria-Ghana Schools Connect Facebook group and:
· Presby LA and 22SOU @ blog, Facebook group - Global conflict
· Holy Trinity and 18SOU @ blog, Facebook group - Education
· Salem OSU and Romain Rolland @ Facebook groupFacebook page - Poverty
· Presby OSU and 2SOU @ Facebook group - Health

Calendar


World Cup Globalisation

The World Cup and Globalisation

For decades, developing countries have sent their best footballers to play in the great leagues of Europe: Italy’s Serie A, La Liga of Spain, and – above all – England’s Premier League. In World Cups, these players return to represent their home countries and win the World Cup championship. 

See how much has changed in 15 years in the internationalisation of national leagues here.

WED2014

World Environment Day, 5 June

Every 5th of June is a day used by the United Nations to stimulate worldwide awareness of environmental issues and encourages political action. It also serves as the ‘people’s day’ for doing something positive for the environment

Find out more at UNEP.org/WED and #WED2014

Summer Activities

Summer Vacation Activities

From July to September it's time for fun and free time for students in Bulgaria. Young people usually spend time with family and relatives, go to the seaside or to the mountains. More info about the organisation of school in Bulgaria can be found here .

Some inspiring ideas for activities during the summer are: TEDx clubs, Summer Pursuiteryon-line educational games, summer readingon-line courses

Resources


Global Literacy

Global Literacy Resources

Challenge and Enquiry Pack is a comprehensive teaching resource aimed at supporting teachers to introduce and teach about development issues in the classroom, and in particular to link with literacy teaching (including speaking and listening, enquiry skills and philosophy for children) and the citizenship curriculum.

Here you will find information and resources which will help children to understand more about real lived experiences of people in Ghana, and to challenge commonly held stereotypes with films about life, education, and trade in Ghana.

Development Issues Course

Development Issues Resources

These resources will engage students with a range of topical development issues facing the world today. Students will be encouraged to become advocates for those who are marginalized and will develop a critical voice and become more active citizens at local and global level.

Sir Ken Robinson TED

Changing How We Think About Education

"We shouldn't be putting children to sleep, but waking them up!"
Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity in this TED talk. He lays out the link between 3 troubling trends: rising drop-out rates, schools' dwindling stake in the arts, and ADHD. An important, timely talk for parents and teachers.