National and International Links
In recent years we have made links with schools in South Africa, Germany, Brazil and USA. We have welcomed visitors from France through the twinning of the village of Wrington with Villeneuve-lès-Béziers in the south of France (Languedoc region). Our specialist language teacher has visited this school in France.
As a Christian school, some of our international work is linked with the church. As part of our ‘Send a Cow’ charity work we welcomed a Ugandan farmer to our school who showed us how to build a keyhole garden. This is now used to grow vegetables which are harvested in the autumn for our charity Harvest Lunch.
We regularly raise money for international charities and this gives us opportunity to deepen our knowledge and understanding of those whom our fundraising supports. Examples include the Haiti Earthquake appeal in 2010, the Japanese Earthquake Appeal in 2011 and African child education projects through Comic Relief.
We maximise opportunities for international curriculum enrichment and the pictures below give a flavour of international learning at Wrington.
The school was generously sponsored to adopt a small gorilla as part of Bristol Zoo’s international conservation project. Can you see Francis below? The inspiration for his decoration came from leaves in the school grounds!
Our national links include:
- Curriculum trips to Bath, Bristol, Caerleon, Swindon and Devon.
- Y6 self-funded visit to London.
- National charity linked work (e.g. Wrong Trousers, Children in need, NSPCC)
- Royal British Legion – Remembrance
- Participation in regional and national competitions (e.g. Threshold Literacy Prize, Spell it, Youth Speaks, Scarecrow competition displayed at Hampton Court.)