CONNECT Projects and Opportunities 

New York Global Scholars ICT Project linking pupils all over the world - Food, Cities and Our Future

CONNECT schools are again taking part in the 2021-22 Global Scholars project with New York

(pupils aged 10 -13).  This technology driven education program connects urban schools from around the

world in dialogue about different urban challenges.  Connect has been coordinating the programme in

London for many years and there are several Connect schools who are involved.


​Guided by their teachers, students participate in a project-based curriculum and engage with international

peers in an interactive e-classroom.  Students broaden their perspectives by discovering common

experiences and exploring issues through personal, local, and global lenses. They develop global

competency skills needed in today’s world - cultural understanding, appreciation for diversity, digital

literacy, and critical thinking. 

The 2021-22 Global Scholars curriculum – Food, Cities and Our Future. 

Through the Global Scholars curriculum and online communication with international peers, students

learn how to solve a global problem. In 2021-22, pupils will discuss and design local solutions to improve

food security and mitigate the effects of climate change. For a sustainable future, cities must build food

systems that are healthy for all people and the planet. 

Students will learn about the global food system. With the oversight of their own teachers, students work

together to come up with possible solutions, and then share their ideas in online discussion boards with

classmates worldwide.


Global Cities, Inc., a Program of Bloomberg Philanthropies, offers an innovative approach to teaching

students to engage in constructive dialogue and other skills needed to become globally competent adults

Schools are provided with the curriculum, access to the password-protected e-classroom, and year-long

professional development. The program is conducted in English, and students with a variety of

English-language fluency levels can successfully participate. Schools provide at least one computer or

tablet with a reliable internet connection for every two students, two hours per week for program activities,

and an enthusiastic educator to lead activities and participate in required professional development.


Programme Overview 

Global Scholars website

If you are interested in finding out more / would like to register to take part please contact the CONNECT office.

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 The Tower Hamlets ~ North London Linking Project



This project is for primary and special schools in Tower Hamlets and across London, to link and learn together.

Students will gain the ability and self-belief for readiness for contact with others beyond their social groups through online connections. Together we will nurture resilience to cope with the current pandemic, as well as develop the necessary confidence, skills, beliefs and experience for successful intergroup collaboration to get ready for life beyond Covid-19.

Our project will commence with a remote training session using Zoom in November 2021.   Over the Spring term the project schools will be supported every step of the way to engage in a linking programme designed to emphasis reaching out, making new friends and connecting with others beyond our usual groups.  The focus will be on bringing fun and enjoyment to school life and re-energising connections.  Resources will be provided for a very flexible and user-friendly programme of lessons and exchanges, where children will learn together about identity, community, diversity and belonging. 

The project support will include: 

  • Partnering with a like-minded school in the contrasting locality in London

  • Two Zoom training sessions to enable coordinators to run all aspects of the project

  • Tried and tested online resources – everything provided to simply run with it!

  • Sessions can be adapted to home-learning

  • Teacher Guides – paper copies and PDFs posted to your school, providing a hard copy of ‘the manual’

  • On-going support available by email, Zoom and telephone

  • Impact, reflection and evaluation activities built-in, not bolted on


To register your school or to find out more please get in touch:

Anne Roots:  Tel: 0208 374 9211

Learn more about our project, here

Global Learning London

                          Tower Hamlets PDC                            Tel: 020 7364 6405

                          229 Bethnal Green Road                    Fax: 020 7364 6422

                          London E2 6AB                                    Email:


Anne Roots

Connect Lead, CCGL Local Advisor & British Council School Ambassador 

020 8374 9211

Des Georgiou

Connect & MLA Programme Facilitator

020 8359 7780

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