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SCHOOLS WORLD SERVICE

World Class and the British Council bring topical international stories to schools everywhere through the Schools World Service

Resources for primary and for secondary school teachers. Read an article, watch a video or listen to a recording below.


School Journeys Barefoot - Primary Teachers' Resources

Watch this film to see how school children in Mount Elgon Kenya make their journey to school

This film looks at the barefoot journeys primary school children in Mount Elgon district in Kenya make to school. For some, it's led to Olympic medals.

The film includes an interview with a girl whose mother has died.

Read more about Barefoot journeys here...


Girl Power - Secondary Teachers' Resources (older pupils)

Find out about the issues affecting girls in Mount Elgon

Girls in Mount Elgon district in Kenya face many obstacles to completing their education.

Early marriage, the burden of domestic labour and parents preferring to educate girls, cause many to drop out of school.

This film includes discussion of the difficult topic of FGM. See below for a version which does not include this theme.

Read more about 'Girl Power' here ...


Girl Power - Secondary Teachers' Resources

Find out about the issues affecting girls in Mount Elgon

Girls in Mount Elgon district in Kenya face many obstacles to completing their education.

Early marriage, the burden of domestic labour and parents preferring to educate girls, cause many to drop out of school.

But at Bishop Okiring Secondary, they are working hard to keep their female pupils studying.

Read more about 'Girl Power' here ...


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see also
SWS Jemma's Special Journey
19 Jul 11 |  World Olympic Dreams
SWS Cairo
04 May 11 |  World Olympic Dreams
SWS Ecuador
14 Jun 11 |  World Olympic Dreams


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