We are delighted to welcome to the blog Depute Head Teacher Michael Conlon, whose recent posts you will have seen reporting on his reciprocal visit to Turkey from Perth Grammar School. Michael and PE teacher, Kirsty Munro, are taking part in International Inspirations, a London 2012 initiative to develop the Legacy of the 2012 Olympics beyond the UK. There are 15 Scottish schools involved in links with Turkey, 7 with South Africa and – the very first one to get involved – Islay High School, who are linked with the tiny Pacific island nation of Palau. All of the schools involved are seeking to support the development of PE and Health and well being in their partner schools, particularly through sports leadership. However, there is a very strong reciprocal element to the links with the Scottish schools benefiting greatly from the increased intercultural dialogue that enables them to add an international dimension to the curriculum and support the development of global citizenship.
We look forward to hearing more from Michael and other guest bloggers involved in these links.
Go to the Games Legacy for Scotland area on LTS online to find out more about getting involved in using the Games context to support international linking and developing global citizens across all curriculum areas.
Here is the full list of schools involved in International Inspirations in Scotland…
Bannerman High, Glasgow,
Avenue End Primary, Glasgow
Auchenleck Primary, Glasgow
Caledonia Primary, Glasgow
Scotstoun Primary, Glasgow
St Ninians Primary, Glasgow
Perth Grammar, Perth and Kinross
Perth Academy, Perth and Kinross
Golspie High, Highland
Arbroath High, Angus
Lynburn Primary, Dunfermline
St Peter’s Primary, Galashiels
Grove Academy, Dundee.
Melvich/Farr Primaries, Highland
Low Port Primary, West Lothian.
Calderglen High School, South Lanarkshire
Bucksburn Academy, Aberdeen City
Beeslack High School, Midlothian
Lasswade High School, Midlothian
St Machar Academy, Aberdeen City
Lourdes Secondary, Glasgow
Dingwall Academy, Highland
Islay High School, Argyll and Bute