Partnership Schools and Colleges
Risley Avenue Primary School has partnerships with a number of schools and colleges, which helps to broaden the learning experience of pupils.
Partnering Schools in China
Risley Avenue Primary is a member of the North London Schools International Network and they have a partnership arrangement with Shunde Education Bureau in Shunde, Guangzhou province, China.
Established in 2008 the partnership now has 26 linked schools in each country supported by both organisations in developing long term sustainable partnerships. The wider strategic focus for this Area Link is the development of collaborative curriculum based activities and joint educational approaches to enable the embedding of the Global dimension across schools in both North London and Shunde. It is recognised in both UK and China as example of successful partnership.
In September 2013 Risley Avenue joined the latest cluster of schools within the wider partnership and hosted a visit of two teachers from Shunde, the teachers worked with our year 6 classes on their `China Project`. In October, two teachers from Risley Avenue will visit our Shunde partner school Jun’an Central Primary School. Jun`an Central Primary School is a mixed intake state-owned public school with pupils aged 6-12, there are 2086 pupils in the school.
Year 6 class having a lesson in Mandarin Chinese.
Our visiting teachers taught Pupils Chinese Calligraphy writing.
Probus Primary School, Cornwall
For the past two years a group of our year 5 pupils have spent a week at Probus Primary School, learning about the local environment and visiting a number of places of interest. They sleep in the school and help prepare breakfast, packed lunches and dinners! Visits include the Lanhydrock House and gardens and a boat trip through the submerged coastline of the Fal Estuary. See below for Probus’ June 2012 Newsletter.
Grove City College, USA
Grove City Teacher Education College is in Pennsylvania, USA. For the past 10 years a group of student teachers visit Risley Avenue and complete a two-week teaching placement. Grove City students benefit by being in a very diverse inner-city school and our pupils get to learn about a different culture and way of life. Please see below a recent picture from their January 2013 visit.
Grove City College students with their professor Dr. Scheffler.