Bringing together students from Bradford and Peshawar


By Dianne Excell, published 3rd January 2017

Connecting Classrooms

Connecting Classrooms: bringing together Bradford and Peshawar, primary and secondary schools, history and English

In this article, Dianne Excell shares her experience of a crossphase, collaborative project funded by the British Council that brought together teachers and pupils from three schools in Bradford and five schools in Peshawar, Pakistan. Although history was just one element of the project (which also included English, art, food technology and IT), the collaboration prompted a strong focus on historical research and the use of oral  history techniques within the English curriculum. The local and global dimensions of the project and the new insights gained by both teachers and pupils also prompt serious consideration of the kind of curriculum breadth that young people need to make sense of their identity and place in the world...

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