'Who do we think we are?' explores culture and stereotyped attitudes to migration and challenges intolerance of difference.
'Human beings cannot help but learn from the culture or cultures of the communities within which they grow' Renato Rosaldo (1993)
Schools from the UK (TDA), Germany, Spain, Poland, Lithuania and Croatia will participate in the project to encourage transnational learning and promote cultural and linguistic diversity. Groups of up to five students and two teachers, from a range of backgrounds and with varying experiences, will attend six transnational learning activities to plan and deliver the project over three years. Progress on the project will be shared on this page, so that our parents and visitors can follow us on our international journey. Visit our project website for more information.
Overcome linguistic and national barriers and celebrate cultural diversity
Raise awareness and foster curiosity about others
Encourage creative and innovative skills in young people and value learning
Support active citizenship, cultural exchange and expression
On Monday 28th November teachers from Poland, Germany, Croatia, Lithuania and Spain arrived at TDA for the first teacher meeting of the Culture project. In total seven visiting teachers and four members of the TDA core international team spent the week planning activities for the first year of the project. In addition, the visiting teachers were able to experience British culture by spending time in lessons, visiting one of our feeder primary schools and visiting some cultural sites in and around Peterborough. Visits included Fotheringay Castle, Burghley House, Peterborough Cathedral and the City of Cambridge. Take a look at the gallery.
The agreed activities for year one of the project are;
Investigate the school and local community and set up a pop up community exhibition to reflect culture and cultural change.
Create a brochure to highlight places of cultural interest in the local community.
Survey attitudes to culture, migration and cultural change.
Set up a project website
Design and use individual project diaries and cultural passports to record skills and experience.
Transnational meeting in Germany
Transnational meeting in Lithuania
Teacher meeting in Spain
Transnational meeting in Croatia
Transnational meeting in Poland
Teacher meeting in Germany
Transnational meeting in Spain
Transnational meeting in England