The Danish Dairies’ Board School Milk Scheme promotes children’s well-being and health in schools and also promotes dialogue between school children around the world.
With a friendship class a world away, you and your students will have the unique opportunity of hearing children’s accounts of what their life is like in another country. Working with a Danish panel of teachers, we have gathered inspiration, which we hope you can use in your teaching. The project is ideal as part of e.g. home economics, geography or history lessons. How and how much it is used is entirely up to you.
Teaching with an international twist
Once you have been assigned your friendship class, we suggest that you contact their teacher to discuss your expectations: what do you expect from each other and how often. You might want to create a closed Facebook group, where you, and perhaps the students, can write to each other. Otherwise, the first step is usually to write a letter, in which the class describes itself, the school, and what life is like in general in your country. After that, the two classes can continue to communicate via Skype or by email – and very quickly, two worlds far from each other are brought closer together.
The children in both countries will have a better understanding of cultures and different ways of life – and who knows, may become friends for life.