RocketWorld is an intercultural learning adventure for 7-11 year olds. Day visits to schools involve a giant inflatable Earth with NASA satellite imagery and volunteers from over 10 different countries. The children take part in a mission for international peace and friendship and must fly around the giant world in imaginary rockets visiting the volunteers from different countries. The project is designed to give children a positive experience with people from other countries at an early age and encourage openness and curiosity about other cultures. It aims to help tackle intolerance, prejudice and racism by dispelling fear and ignorance through fun and adventure.
BEE HIPPY HAPPY
Bee Hippy Happy is a new project aimed at 5 and 6 year olds. The children pretend to be bees and buzz around the world visiting different countries and gathering flower and flag stickers as they travel. Like RocketWorld this project aims to encourage openness and curiosity about other cultures through fun, positive experiences.
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Earth Asylum is a new project for secondary schools. It gives young people the chance to meet refugees and asylum seekers from different countries and hear their stories and experiences. The project raises awareness of the reasons for migration, difficulty of designing UK immigration policies and making decisions about whether people can live in the UK or not. By giving the pupils the opportunity to listen to and question real life stories and engage face to face with people involved in these situations, the project aims to increase awareness of issues surrounding human migration, encourage global thinking and tackle prejudice through greater understanding.
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schools have been visited
children have taken part
volunteers shared their culture
Thank you for your interest in becoming a One Love School Projects volunteer. On the date of the visit, your group of volunteers will typically meet at the International Society at 8.00am and return from their mission at approximately 4.30pm – so you will need to be available for most of the day if you are interested in taking part.
Transport and lunch are provided for all volunteers.
The majority of international volunteers are international students but we have also had many volunteers from different ethnic community groups in the city. British volunteers are also welcome to get involved.
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Our school projects launched in 2010 as a development of the International Society’s International 16 project which has been visiting schools and festivals since 2001. Our school projects are funded by the HSBC’s Global Education Trust and gives children the chance to meet international students and members of community groups from different countries to learn about their different cultures and languages.
The centrepiece is a 10ft high inflatable earth with NASA satellite imagery which sits in the centre of the school hall on a rotating base. If your school would like to host one of our projects we generally require the main hall from 9.00am to 3.15pm and at least two teachers or assistants to help monitor the children. We are currently focusing on 7-9 year olds but we have run the project with children up to the age of 11. We would normally see about 50-60 children (2 classes) in the morning (9.30am-11.15am) and another 50-60 in the afternoon (1.30pm-3.15pm). The project can provide an excellent focal point for an International Week or Wonderful World Week at a primary school.
For many of the international student volunteers it is their first time in a UK school and a valuable experience . Between 10 and 14 volunteers attend the school on any given day and all receive full training before the visit.
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