Some classes have taken the International Schools project into their hearts; one class have struck up a particular friendship with a Lithuanian school. Our pupils have been messaging pupils there via the British Council portal and are now considering live video link, also via the portal. The class have decided to send an Easter gift box and exchange Easter traditions which has led to a physical visit to the post office. During conversation with the assistant, a pupil asked, ” Do you have an estimation of the timescale when the parcel will get to the school?” and then she went on to ask for a receipt and proof of postage. This was not prompted or rehearsed and the other students were genuinely interested in ‘why’ she asked them. Another pupil offered support and provided the necessary funds to pay for the postage, selecting the correct ‘note’ to pay.
Additionally, to support learning about money and the world, Lulworth have joined another project via the eTwinning site which has ten partner countries exchanging postcards about their towns and also money. They have already received packages from Slovenia and Spain; the class are very excited.