International School Partnerships

ON an international level, St Paul’s has created links with the Senahasa Trust (Sri Lanka), and Beyond Ourselves in Zambia.

Pupils have visited partner schools in both countries, volunteering in the local community and supporting the teaching of the children as well as understanding more of the challenges that charities face working in the developing world.

The partnership with Beyond Ourselves was launched in 2017 with a highly successful whole school fundraising walk. The community, staff and students walked, swam and rowed the distance between Barnes and Ndola in Zambia where the charity are based, raising over £35,000 in the process. Since then, over 20 pupils have gone on to visit the charity, learning about its work in Zambia. The latest joint trip was in summer 2019 in partnership with St Paul’s Girls’ School.

2018 TRIP TO ZAMBIA

Beyond Ourselves is a charity which works alongside three community schools in Zambia to help bring much needed education, nutrition and basic medical care to the orphans and vulnerable children in those communities.

Click to read James Hawes’ full write up of the trip.

2017 TRIP TO SRI LANKA

Senahasa Trust is a small charity working at the community level in Sri Lanka across both health and education. The partnership with St Paul’s helps with their English language programme in a numbers of schools as well as running sports camps.

The boys spent two weeks in Galle situated in southern Sri Lanka teaching oral English to primary school students in the morning and assisting with sports activities for secondary school students in the afternoon. The boys worked under the guidance of Senahasa teachers and gap year students to create engaging lessons and games to develop the students’ oral English skills.

To find out more about our International Links Schools, please email Head of Charities, Mr Taylor – TaylorRJ@stpaulsschool.org.uk

One of the best trips I have been on in my 20 years of teaching…  there are a number of life changing stories to come out from the experience the boys had.
Tim Young, teacher and chaplain at St Paul’s (2009- 2018)
Following the trip, the students better understand the process of international development, and have been inspired to further the reach of the development provided by Beyond Ourselves.
James Hawes, Pauls4All