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International Council

We are all different and that’s exciting!

We look different. We have different families. Some of our families may live in different countries. We may have been born in a different country. Perhaps we speak a different language at home.

Following on from the success of being re-accredited with the International School Award we have introduced an International Council. These ten children from each class represent the whole school. They each have a lanyard so you will be able to spot them around school!

The role of the International Council is to promote international links so that all pupils at Westfield Infant School continue to extend their learning of the wider world.  We are keen to model a positive sense of identity. This includes learning about different countries, celebrating different cultures and people that live locally and around the world and rising to the challenge when exploring different languages. We also sponsor three students in India who communicate with us by letter three times a year. You will find each Year Group’s folder outside Class 3 with correspondence in them.

Westfield pupils have a desire to make a difference. Our meetings occur once every half term and to date we have been involved in:

  • contributing examples of work that we then made into a book for the pupils of St. Mathias, Pondicherry. This was shared in October 2019 when the previous Headteacher of Westfield Infant School visited India.
  • Feed the Hungry charity - helping package nutritional meals for families in other countries at Harvest time 2019. The School Council were also involved in this.
  • maintaining correspondence with our three sponsor students in India (EYFS-Sharmi, Y1-Gokul and Y2-Janani); sending Christmas cards and letters and sharing these with the whole school (January 2020).

 

Together we want to explore the cultures in our own school and our community as well as the wider world. International Council members will help promote special events and global days like Commonwealth Day. We are exploring how we can collaborate with other school children around the world. We want to become Global citizens - which means we will have the skills to show respect to anyone we meet who might be different to us - in this country and in other countries.

It is important that we all value each other and think about what we can learn from each other because we all live together in the same world.

 

 

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