Good news was received today at Liss Junior School when we heard that we have successfully received accreditation for the full International Schools Award. This is the culmination of a year of activities, many of which have been carried out in partnership with our friends at Kafuro Primary School. Some of the activities included keeping water diaries, oral storytelling, running Ugandan themed assemblies, developing the schools’ grounds and learning Runyamkore – Rukiga.
The British Council’s comments included the following statements:
This is an outstanding Impact Evaluation and you have shown how focused collaboration based on good communication can build a strong foundation for the establishment of an effective and well-structured international curriculum. Your application clearly outlines your international learning journey as well as showing the imaginative work that has gone into producing such an interesting curriculum. Your submission also maps out a clear vision of your future plans and aspirations for your school.You have fulfilled the success criteria for the ISA and it is our pleasure, therefore, to recommend Liss Junior School for the Accreditation level of the International School Award. Your relationship with your Ugandan partner school works very well(especially in the context of looking at sustainable living) and provides a great opportunity for your students to be exposed to the life and culture of Uganda.
I would like to thank Yowasi and all of the teachers and children at Kafuro Primary School for their hard work in keeping the partnership between the two schools so vibrant. I would also like to thank the staff, children and parents at Liss Junior School for supporting the activities we have been carrying out. Finally, I’d like to thank Steve Peach and the Queen Elizabeth Parks Twinning Project for all their ideas and support. The good news is that there’s plenty more to come!