Pupils in five Clackmannanshire schools are set to benefit from a new ‘eTwinning’ initiative linking them to pupils in France.
‘Connecting Classrooms’ is a British Council programme designed to help young people develop the knowledge, skills and values to live and work in a globalised economy, and make a positive contribution locally and globally.
Working in partnership with the French Consulate in Edinburgh, Clackmannanshire pupils have been connected with schools in Burgundy, France.
The local schools taking part in the initiative are Craigbank Primary - P3/4 & P4; Menstrie Primary - P6/7; Banchory Primary - P4, Alva Primary - P7 and Lornshill Academy.
The partnerships are currently being established and the connection with France will benefit the pupils as they are learning French.
Pupils will connect digitally via Skype about once a week, learning about different cultures and traditions as well as working on joint lessons and projects.
Education spokesperson Councillor Graham Lindsay said: “This is an exciting initiative which takes advantage of the advances in digital technology to improve the learning experience for our pupils, and at the same time provides teachers and pupils the opportunity to build international connections.”
These partnerships will last for the school session 2018/2019 with further classes likely to take up the opportunity in 2019/2020.