Africa: Your School, My School

Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire & Sierra Leone

Author: Chris Allen

Key Stage 1 – Y1 class of 30

Photograph: by WAVA on Flickr shared under a Creative Commons Licence 


A series of sessions based around the ‘single story’- perceptions that children often have of a particular place, in this instance Africa. The stimuli ranged from watching DVD’s of the different lifestyles of children in Africa, a video interview with our cleaner Bridget from the Cote d’Ivoire, to map work, discussions, looking at photographic evidence and objects and supporting fundraising for the charity Thrive Africa.


Project developing Geographical concepts of place, space, diversity, identity and connectiveness

Key Words:

Single story, continent, enquiry, evidence, similarities, differences, community, locate, local, global, responsibility,improve, environment, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire

Learn more about this project by downloading the Powerpoint

My School, Your School Powerpoint >>> (download)


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