International partnerships help teachers and school staff bring an international perspective to the school and curriculum and give pupils the opportunity to learn new skills and experience new cultures and languages.
I am applying for international courses at university and this trip inspired me to want to learn more languages, explore more countries… It makes you stand out from other students. It is such an amazing opportunity.
Sevin, Year 13, pupil at Ysgol Dinas Brân, Llangollen on her Taith-funded mobility to Turkey
International work is shown to have positive impacts on pupils’ personal and learning outcomes and employability, particularly those participants from disadvantaged backgrounds. International mobilities enable pupils to develop knowledge and skills and to experience new cultures and languages, whilst simultaneously promoting Welsh language and culture throughout the world. Pupils return with increased confidence, independence and motivation to learn.
Taith is committed to improving access to international activities for people with disabilities, additional learning needs, and those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Additional financial support is available for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds and for participants, including staff, with additional learning needs and disabilities
International mobilities link directly to the four purposes of the new curriculum for Wales. Through working in partnerships all over the world teachers develop new ideas and ways of teaching and discover new resources and tools to bring back to the classroom to enrich the learning of their pupils and to develop the new curriculum for Wales. Opportunities are also available to non-teaching staff to collaborate internationally, facilitating best practice, knowledge exchange, career development and professional development.
We would definitely recommend applying for Taith funding as the impact it is has had on us as teachers, children, school and the community has been more than we expected.
Mr Jones, teacher at Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi in St Davids, on the School’s Taith-funded mobility to Lesotho