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St. John’s has been awarded a Bronze Award from Christian Aid’s Global Neighbours Scheme for our amazing global citizenship work!         
The accreditation scheme celebrates schools that are helping pupils learn about global poverty and the Christian responsibility to tackle it, as well as giving them the tools to play a confident part in creating a fairer world.
As a school, we are fully committed to global citizenship and we are passionate about educating all pupils and the wider community about the importance of active involvement in global citizenship.
We teach the children that God gave us his beautiful world so that we can enjoy it and most importantly look after it. Therefore, it is our duty to instil this in everyone who is part of St. John’s School community.
Throughout the year, we use collective worship to reflect on a global issue and there are always opportunities for leaders to respond to topical global matters.
Global topics are interwoven across the school in such subjects as Science, English and Geography. In KS1, the pupils look at habitats in our changing world and in EYFS they explore how we can look after our world.


St. John’s has been successful at applying for an enriching, fantastic programme called 'Connecting Classrooms', which is run by the British Council. This international programme supports teaching and learning about global issues. It enables pupils to learn and work together on the big issues that face the world today.

Our partner school, Mother Patrick Convent, is in Harare, Zimbabwe and during the project, joint activities will take place, which will help children in Year 4 to understand the big issues that shape our world, and equip them with the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to make a positive contribution. The selected global learning theme that our schools will focus on is ‘Zero Hunger’.

Connecting Classrooms is a global programme for schools, designed to prepare young people for life in a global society and work in a global economy. The project supports teachers to develop their classroom practice in core skills – the six essential skills that young people need to prosper in the 21st Century. This will then help them shape the future for themselves and generations to come.

This is just the start of our partnership and we hope to work on many more projects together.