Workshops & Events

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Take Mali Project Scoops Top European Award!

 The 2011 European Language Label has been awarded to the project French, Mali and Tourism managed by Devon Development Education. Children in Devon schools have been practising their French whilst learning about geography, sustainable tourism and global citizenship using an exciting range of multi-media resources; Take Mali is an interactive digital resource produced by DDE and the Learning and Development Partnership, in support of the project. It gives children the opportunity to journey to the West African Country of Mali where French is the official language. Here they have the opportunity to engage with local Malians, listen to French and explore similarities and differences with their own lives. They also have the opportunity to take action in their role as global citizens regarding climate change, Fairtrade, and sustainable development.

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You can find out more about the award at http://www.cilt.org.uk/home/valuing_languages/european_language_label/winning_projects/2011.aspx

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Fairtrade Mali visitor to Devon schools

FT_visitors_Abdoulaye_compressedFrench, geography and art and design were all part of the mix when this year's Fairtrade visitor to Devon, Abdoulaye Diakite, visited schools across the County. Abdoulaye, an agricultural engineer and organiser of Fairtrade and organic cotton producers in Mali, spoke to the largest number of schools ever by a Fairtrade producer during Fairtrade fortnight in Devon. Abdoulaye gave a fascinating presentation in French to hundreds of primary and secondary pupils across Devon.

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Take Mali Musician in Oxford Times

Presser_from_launchRead about West African Musician Jali Fily Cissokho, who features in 'Take Mali', in a recent article from the Oxford Times. Click to download article.

Take Mali launched at House of Commons

Take Mali's Matt Partridge and MP Ben BradshawMonday 13th December saw the national launch of the unique cross-curricular learning Take Mali resource. The event, hosted by Rt. Hon. Ben Bradshaw MP for Exeter, took place at the House of Commons.

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