Junior » International Education
Our Award Winning International Education Programme
Digital Exchange Projects
Learning in a global context has been highly valued at St George’s Junior School for many years.
International Education at St George's has been recognised as innovative and sector leading in the recent Education Scotland inspection.
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Run from web-based platforms, digital exchanges allow students and teachers to work collaboratively on a school project several time zones away.
Primary 4 digital exchange with Germantown Friends’ School (USA)
Primary 4 students work with students from Germantown Friends’ School (USA) on internet safety guidelines. Working in mixed e-groups, girls learn how to chat on-line and create widget cartoon profiles in this skill-based collaborative project. Using Edmodo, an educational media platform designed for school use, students from the two schools also engage in a live web chat to discuss appropriate language and on-line behaviour.
Primary 5 digital exchange with St Francis Xavier Girls’ School (India)
Primary 5 use a digital exchange to reinforce their geography and life sciences courses. Students are able to share animal habitats popular in Scotland with St Francis Xavier Girls’ School who then share information about animals native to the Indian subcontinent. Students research their assigned animal in small groups, creating a PowerPoint presentation about the animal’s diet, body and habitat before participating in a teleconference.
While St George’s students research birds, otters, penguins and squirrels, St Francis Xavier research Bengali Tigers and other native animals near Bangalore. Students ask each other questions which serve to reinforce the importance of cultural exchange whilst fostering an awareness of Scotland’s place in the global community.