Greswold has a number of international links with schools in other countries. Some of these are well established, while others are still being developed. You can find out more about these links below.
Links with Beijing, China
Since 2007, Greswold has been developing links with Anhuibeili Primary school in Beijing. In March 2007 our previous headteacher, Mr Bird, visited the school as part of a delegation of head teachers from Solihull. This was followed up in subsequent years with visits by other teachers from Greswold to China to find out more about teaching methods in the school and learn a little of the local culture.
In 2011, we were able to return the hospitality when six teachers from Anhuibeili visited Greswold. This was a fantastic chance for all of our pupils to find out at first hand about another culture. The teachers taught some lessons during their time with us. There was also a whole school assembly where Year 4 showed off what they had been learning.
In 2012, teachers from Anheibeli returned to Greswold. Again our children enjoyed some traditional Chinese lessons including skipping drills. The teachers were presented some British gifts which celebrated the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics.
Links with Kenya
The link between Kenya and Greswold was established by our previous Headteacher, Mr Carnell. As a trustee of the Educaid Africa charity, Mr Carnell was keen for children at Greswold to learn more about the country and its culture.
Since starting the link, Greswold has raised thousands of pounds to support the education of children in Kenya. This money has been through our annual sponsored walk and Christmas events. Our sponsored children have reguarly coresponded with our pupils to share what their life is like at school. Mrs Robson has also visited the children (at her own expense) to see for herself how the money raised has been spent. She shared her experiences and pictures in assembly to keep our pupils up to date.