Ings Primary has been linked with St John’s Primary in Freetown since May 2017. St John’s is located in the Brookfield area of Freetown and is home to over 900 pupils. Our link teacher is Mrs Ethel Williams and she works closely with Mrs Longbone to ensure that the partnership continues to grow and we are aware of the Sierra Leonean culture and educational system. We work together on joint projects, such as recycling and marine pollution.
Sierra Leone visit
Mrs Longbone has just returned from Freetown. She was able to deliver some English lessons to Class One at St John's Primary. The planning focused on the 'Sustainable Development Goals', specifically 4, 14 and 15. She also got the chance to meet the High Commissioner of Sierra Leone, Mr Simon Mustard. He is originally from Hull and is hoping to visit our school in the New Year. This visit was extremely successful and was rounded off with a visit to the Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary, which was truly humbling and awe inspiring. Lots of happy memories.
Connecting Classrooms 2019
Ings has been successful in securing some funding through the British Council's 'Connecting Classrooms' projects. This funding is allowing Mrs Longbone to travel back to Freetown on October 19th to deliver some lessons on Marine Pollution and Turtle Conservation. She will travel with her funding cluster - Bellfield Primary, Longhill Primary, Mountbatten Primary and Aspire Academy.
If you would like more information on Connecting Classrooms please following this link
Awards and International Policy
Ings achieved 'International School Status' at INTERMEDIATE level in July 2018. We are currently awaiting feedback and if we are successful we will gain FULL International Status for three years.This award will enable us to continue with our international work and support other schools in their international journey. As part of the criteria for this status we had to write a new policy which reflects how we support a global curriculum.
Global Work at Ings Primary School
Ings is proud to support Hull's International Pupil Council (IPC). We work with schools across the city on projects around sustainability and conservation. When we meet our partner schools in Freetown also meet and we work on collaborative projects by following the 'Sustainable Development Goals'. At Ings, we are currently focusing on SDG 4, 14 AND 15, especially with joint projects with St John's.