22 November, 2023

Pen Pals - How Northbridge students are making friends near and far

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Pen Pals - How Northbridge students are making friends near and far

By Conor O'Brien
STUCO & Action Lead

Some of the important values we have at Northbridge International School Cambodia concern developing strong connections with the world and broadening the horizons of our students.

Emphasizing the importance of strong social connections with our friends is critical to making NISC a happy community, and our students have extra opportunities through the Nord Anglia Global Campus to make connections with students in other countries, which is exciting.

 

For example, in Grade 3 Yellow, Mr Conor and his students have been in correspondence with students at another Nord Anglia school in other countries. As Mr Conor explains:

 

"We are corresponding with a class of students from many countries including Ireland, Mexico, Pakistan, Spain, India, USA, Lebanon and the Netherlands. We are eagerly awaiting their first response. It was a great way for our students to learn about the process of letter writing and also a chance for them to share interesting information about their school and home countries."

 

The Pen Pals scheme connects students from over 80 different Nord Anglia schools, providing chances for 70,000 students to make connections across borders, which is fabulous! Pen Pals can connect through traditional letters, video calls, post cards and emails or any other creative means of communication.

 

You can see examples of the writing being shared and images taken around the school which we are sharing with our pen pals - the students are eager to share about their experiences at NISC and in Phnom Penh and learn about the experiences of others. What a fantastic way to cultivate globally minded citizens.

 

This is just a simple first step and we hope that more and more classes will participate in the Pen Pals scheme in the future.