Kilmaron Special School
The 4 schools in Fife and Chickwawa have long-standing and strong links, which help children in both nations understand in a deeper and highly relevant way their life, work and culture. The staff and children in the Fife schools- Letham, Strathmiglo and Auchtermuchty Primary schools, and Kilmaron Special School, Cupar - go well beyond links of a charitable nature with their partner schools, and have developed a clear focus on sharing learning with their partners in Malawi and sharing this widely within each school community. The high standard of work has been recognized nationally by Education Scotland and the British Council, and was the focus of a research project with Dundee University and the ‘One-World’ Development Education Centre, funded by UK Aid. The schools are continuously looking for ways to further develop their work in international education and linking this to their approaches to enterprise and sustainability education. For example, Kilmaron has recently established a website on the national schools IT portal, GLOW, to promote awareness of the impact of the recent floods in Chickwawa.