Edinburgh Schools' Forum: Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability

29 Aug 2019

The SMP were excited to hold the second of two schools' forums in Edinburgh on the 29th August at the City Chambers! The forum was a fantastic opportunity for education practitioners to come together to share and gather experience of working in school partnerships and Learning for Sustainability.

During the forum, we had some great discussion about organisations in the area that could offer support, and worked in groups to look at matters related to school partnerships such as the Sustainable Development Goals and Learning for Sustainability. We were pleased to welcome teachers from schools Fife and the Lothians with a wealth and range of experience of school partnerships, from just starting out to years of working with partners in Malawi.

Amanda Burton from the Flora Stevenson Primary School gave an inspiring account of her partnership working with Mpeni Primary School in Malawi.

We also heard from Silvia Sabino Hunt from Scotdec about the Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning programme and how it can offer financial support to schools in partnerships as well as the CLPL opportunities on offer from the Development Education Centre in Edinburgh.

We finished the forum by spending some time networking over Malawian drinks and snacks!