You don't have to spend time finding partners and planning projects when there are so many activities up and running to join in! Any of these ongoing collaborative activities could be suitable for International School Award accreditation.
The Flat Stanley Project connects your classroom with others classrooms around the world by sending out 'flat' visitors, created by the children, through the mail (or digitally, with The Flat Stanley mobile app). Kids then talk about, track, and write about their flat character's global journey and adventures. FREE
For a starter activity for children under 11, why not look at the Monster Exchange project? It is similar to Flat Stanley but is focused more on literacy and less on the location of the school you are linked with. FREE
ePals forums are one of the simplest ways to extend a topic into an international context. Once you have registered your class they can post questions and share ideas on the ePals student forums – then return next week to see what replies they have received. FREE.
The Commonwealth School Enterprise Challenge
This is a competition to inspire and reward the next generation of social entrepreneurs. Plan a social enterprise, start generating income for your school, win cash prizes, gain global recognition, and connect with other young leaders of the future.
SuperClubs PLUS offers a great global learning experience through a shared social learning network for young people who can be registered by their teacher. Pupils aged up to 13 can create their own profile and educational project pages, visit and leave comments, use the forums and even start groups. Cost: around £3 per pupil per year.
Bring lessons to life with
Mock Council of the European Union Northern Ireland
Just like the real Council of the European Union, this event allows students the opportunity to debate and vote on topical issues. Watch it live here.