Proyecto Perú

By Martin Crabbe | December 11 2019

Proyecto Perú

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    Just before the summer my school,  Glebe School, began a new collaborative project called Proyecto Perú. I’m going to post a series of blogs on this project to add to the debate on teaching Global Goals in schools.

    The aim of our project is to develop strong, fun and meaningful relationships with the staff and young people in both Glebe School and in a refuge near Lima, Peru. The inspiration for this project is Carole Hudson – an amazing, transformatory, grounded and big-hearted woman from Guildford. She has set up a charity called Project Peru

    Project Peru is a small, lively, totally voluntary UK-based charity offering food, clothes, shelter, education, health and fun to those who live in our children’s refuge in the desert shanty towns of Lima, and giving ongoing and practical support to others who live in extreme poverty in the wider community. Our refuge in Zapallal, cares for over 50 children and offers real opportunities to children and staff alike.

    Our school project will be developed through the subjects of Spanish, RE and Geography.

    What have done so far?

    • visited 2 Peruvian restaurants in London (Andina, Notting Hill with students and Tierra Peru, Angel for the staff team)
    • played Peruvian orienteering in Beckenham Place Park
    • cooked a Peruvian banquet in the Wild Area of Glebe
    • run a Mexican Day of the Dead face painting session with money raised going to the project

    What is next?

    • before the Christmas holidays: sell finger puppets, bracelets and Christmas cards at our Sixth Form market to raise money for the charity. These products are sourced locally in the area near the refuge.
    • in the new year: find a practical, realistic and fun way to start a meaningful dialogue with the young people in the refuge.

    In the next blog I’ll discuss how Proyecto Peru was used to inspire us on Outdoor Classroom Day.

    Background Information on Doorways

    The Doorways blogs are part of a reflective project run by London Sustainable Schools Forum. Please visit our website page here: http://www.londonsustainableschools.org/doorways.html

    The Doorways project aims to support schools and those that work with schools to consider how to develop a more sustainable approach.

    If you want to dig deeper we recommend that you visit Transform Our World for great resources.

    It specifically supports the following:

    Care for yourself. Care for each other. Care for the environment.

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Martin Crabbe