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Sakura Cherry Tree Project

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In March 2022, we held a tree-planting ceremony, attended by the Lord Mayor of Plymouth, to mark our involvement in the Sakura Cherry Tree Project, which celebrates friendship and co-operation between the UK and Japan.

Yealmpstone Farm Primary School has been committed to the teaching of a global curriculum for more than 15 years; embedding international values alongside British values in our school syllabus to promote cultural cohesion and mutual understanding. Past International activities have included: three Comenius partnerships, five Erasmus Plus projects with European countries, pupil exchanges with Spain, Poland, Sweden, Turkey, Belgium, Germany, The Netherland Portugal and France, teacher and headteacher visits to Japan and China, regular faith speakers and the teaching and learning of Modern Foreign Languages. Last year, our pupils were offered the opportunity to learn about Japanese culture and language as an afterschool club. In addition to this, our school has been granted the International School Award, the Fairtrade status and the Eco School. We have also established a link with a school in Ghana.

Yealmpstone Farm value cultural links with other schools across the world. 
Our past projects include: 

  • Erasmus+ Brest project: This was a three-year project with a group of schools in Brest and two aquariums which was focusing on the impact of living in a city close to the sea.
  • Erasmus+ Belgium project: This was a two-year project which was focusing on sharing culture and language through song

Currently, we have four projects we are working on:

  • Erasmus Healthy Schools project
  • Erasmus STEAM project
  • Erasmus Fairytales project
  • Ghana project

Links to our Japanese Project  

Meeting our partners in Japan

Erasmus 17-19 Project

This was a singing project which we worked on with a school in Belgium, a school in Turkey and a school in Spain. Each school learnt thirteen songs in French and held a concert in their own country, then in April 2019 we had a concert together with all the children singing the songs. In this project we worked to encourage children to share values, culture and friendship, thus building trust and understanding with our European neighbours. It was a truly amazing experience and all those involved developed strong bonds so that they were like a family.