Published: Monday, 20th March 2017

Charlton Manor Primary School is collecting books and fundraising for Ghanaian schools.

The Royal Borough of Greenwich and leisure and library operator Better are proudly supporting Charlton Manor Primary School in their book collection.

Using Skype to share cultures across continents

After many visits to primary schools in Ghana, Charlton Manor primary has partnered with Twedaase Primary and Manhean A&B Primary schools in Ghana to collect books and fundraise for internet access to allow teachers in Ghana to enhance learning opportunities for their students.

The children at Charlton Manor take part in regular weekly Skype lessons with the children from these schools and put on performances for one another. The children share information about their school life and the similarities and differences of the two cultures. Charlton Manor also invited their German partnered school, Shesslitz Mittelschule, to join in on a three way Skype call between the schools.

'We encourage residents to donate books'

Councillor Denise Scott-McDonald, Cabinet Member for Culture, Creative Industries and Community Wellbeing said: "Engaging with schools thousands of miles away provides an invaluable opportunity for students to learn from each other and forge international links which will stay with them for a lifetime.

"We are proud to work with our library partners at Better to support Charlton Manor's book collection for Ghanaian schools and would encourage any residents who would like to donate books to visit one of the collection points."

The two collection points in the borough are:

Books can be handed over at the counter.