Discover the power of global learning
Connecting Classrooms is a global education programme for schools. It aims to help young people worldwide develop the knowledge, skills and values they need for life and work in a global economy and is delivered by the British Council in partnership with the Department for International Development (DFID).
In Northern Ireland, the programme is delivered in conjunction with the Centre for Global Education (CGE), who support the recruitment of schools and clusters wishing to engage in international school partnership projects and deliver CPD training packages for teachers on global learning.
About the programme
Living in an increasingly interdependent and complex world, young people need to see the relevance of their learning, and develop skills and competences that will stay with them through life. From 2018-2021, Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning (CCGL) is offering a flexible menu of opportunities, to support pupils and teachers to connect with their peers across the world and to become critically engaged and active in the issues that are shaping their lives.
- Book in-school or cluster CPD training tailored to support your global learning journey
- Connect students in collaborative pupil projects through an International School Partnership
- Apply for a grant to support your project and reciprocal teacher visits
- Join other schools in a local CCGL cluster to learn and travel together
Schools can express their interest and take up these opportunities at any time. Our Global Learning School Advisors are available to support you. Grant applications are open four times a year.
We also provide scheduled training for teachers and staged support to clusters in the run up to grant application deadlines:
Opportunities in Northern Ireland
Watch this short video from Dunclug Primary School who have partnered with Kindfund Hope Primary School in Kenya