This year sees the beginning of an exciting new project in Foundation 5 in which the children are participating in an exchange programme with our neighbours from the Escola Garbí. The project arose out of a desire of all concerned to give our youngest children the opportunity to develop their communication skills and share their expertise in English with their peers. During the first part of the programme we were delighted to welcome our new friends to St Peter’s. During the morning the visitors from P5 watched our children perform their concert for a new audience and were able to join in the songs which they had previously learned at school.
We were delighted to receive a lovely book made by the children introducing themselves to us. We have spent time looking at the lovely pictures drawn by the Garbí students this week and have learnt that they share very similar interests to us.
Our second activity consisted in group games played in English which invited collaboration between the students from both schools. It was a pleasure to witness the all the children beginning to use their skills in English to begin to make new friends and work together.
We are now looking forward to developing the relationship through interactive sessions in which we will get to know each other a little bit better before making our own visit to Escola Garbí to take part in a summer sports activity organized by our colleagues and friends.
We would like to take the opportunity to thank all those involved in making the morning so successful and are looking forward to the next stages of the project.