Wednesday, 30 April 2008


Today, we heard from DfID Global Schools Partnerships that our application for a further year to develop the partnership between Hle Bee and Forthview has been successful. We can now prepare for 2 teachers from Forthview to visit Hle Bee and 2 teachers to come back to Scotland. Superb! We're raring to go so keep watching the site...

Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Waiting to hear ....

We are waiting to hear if DfID Global Schools Partnerships will approve our application to continue our Hle Bee - Forthview partnership for a further year. Our application gave details of joint curricular work we want to do in Art, Health, Writing, Social Studies, Emotional Literacy, Critical Thinking and Citizenship over the next 15 months. Fingers crossed.....

Friday, 4 April 2008

Our Lives Exhibition June 2008

Here is a sneak preview of the next joint learning venture between Forthview and Hle Bee schools. 80 children in the 2 schools have etched and written about an aspect of their lives. The children's works will show how different and yet how similar the lives of a Scottish child and a Burmese refugee child can be.
On the left, Nyin Nyin Htet etches her dream to be an artist. On the right, Caitlin etches her dream be a Member of the Scottish Parliament.
In Scotland you can see this exhibition at Ocean Terminal Shopping Mall and in Mae Sot, Thailand, you can see this exhibition at Borderline Gallery. The exhibition will be from 10 - 30 June 08, timed to coincide with Aung San Suu Kyi's birthday on 19 June 2008.