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Hungerhill School

International Schools Project

Hungerhill School has been involved in international linking since 2012. The first project began when initial contact was made with a school from the African country of Ghana, which then saw Hungerhill link with a number of other UK schools also running Ghanaian projects. Since then, further international links have strengthened and developed with both UK and overseas schools.


Establishing a relationship with an overseas school is a fintastic experience for students and staff. With the support of the British Council, we have been fortunate to be able to welcome visitors from Ghana and India, providing first hand learning experiences for students. Connecting Classrooms is a project that encourages collaborative learning between students, achieved through joint project work and supported through communication lines such as Skype. In addition, language learning has been strengthened through the E-twinning project, which has allowed Hungerhill students to work directly with students from our link school in France.

To date, we have established international links with:

  • Apeguso Senior High School, Akosombo, Ghana
  • Adjena Senior High School, Akosombo, Ghana
  • Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Chennai, India
  • Collège Jean Monnet, Epernay, France
  • Wisetech College, Zimbabwe

We are currently exploring international links with:

  • China
  • Sri Lanka
  • Zimbabwe

 Some of the activities that our students take part in as part of our international links are:

  • skype sessions
  • international theme days
  • international cuisine project
  • street games project
  • culture comparisons
  • pen pal letters
  • international visits
  • dance performances and demonstrations
  • question and answer sessions
  • internet safety project

Some of the activities that we have planned for the future are:

  • global issues project
  • international recipe book
  • clothing design
  • healthy living - a greener planet.

Update - 2020-2021

This year, our International Council (below) are hoping to continue their work on the zero hunger and gender equality projects. There will also be an opportunity to speak to our link school in Zimbabwe and share our experiences of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Connecting Classrooms Project 2019 - 2020

Last year, Hungerhill School was delighted to become part of an International project called Connecting Classrooms. Run by the British Council, the project involves developing links between schools from different countries and providing students with a range of opportunities to explore other cultures and tackle global issues.

This aims for this particular project are set by the British Council and the focuses are on Zero Hunger and Gender Equality.

In March, Miss Wright travelled to Zimbabwe and visited our partner school, Wisetech College. Since her return, an International Council has been formed within school comprising of a group of students who will be taking a lead on driving the projects forward and communicating with our link school in Zimbabwe. Representatives from the International Council spoke to the students of Hungerhill in an assembly before the summer highlighting the issues of zero hunger and gender equality.

This year, the team plan to set up skype sessions between the two schools, build a sustainable garden where we can grow vegetables and produce a documentary on gender equality. Watch this space!