Attleborough Academy extends link project with London schools

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A south Norfolk academy commended the success of its three-year communication project with a school in London, after announcing this week the initiative would be extended further.

For the last three years, staff and students at Attleborough Academy have established a National Link Project with Ambler Primary School in Islington, London, which has seen the exchange of handwritten letters sharing and comparing experiences rural and inner city school life.

Carmina McConnell, assistant principal of Attleborough Academy, says the school is now planning visits to the capital and broadening the collaboration to include other London-based schools.

Mrs McConnell said: “This project has allowed students to share a diverse range of cultural experience and greatly enriches our students’ understanding of the lives of students of similar ages in other parts of the country.

“The letter writing also provides a wonderful opportunity for students to learn the layout and expectations of formal letter writing and to develop their use of descriptive language in the process of sharing their experiences.”