Kineton High School holds the British Council International Award. Our aim is to provide all pupils with an international curriculum that will allow them to grow into global citizens.
Over the past seven years we have gradually been building a link with Sanghamitta Girls School in Galle, Sri Lanka. Mrs Morris first visited Sri Lanka in 2006 as part of a Headteacher International Placement Programme. There she compared the education systems of our two countries, met educational leaders and began the process of developing a partnership.
This early work led to funding which the two schools have used over the past five years to build an educational partnership between students at both schools. As well as curriculum projects that are building year on year (Art, Geography, Dance, Citizenship, Science) we are slowly developing an annual exchange programme for more students to benefit from.
In March 2010 six students and two teachers from Sanghamitta School visited England and attended Kineton High School then in February 2011 eight Kineton students stayed in Sri Lanka and attended Sanghamitta School. We now have established a programme of visits successfully opening up the experience to more and more students year on year.
The aim of the programme is to allow students in both countries to understand the similarities and differences in our two cultures and the shared difficulties which globalisation brings to both communities. Our hope is that these children and children like them will in the future be able to work together to find solutions to common problems of global, economic, political and environmental change.