Bristol is twinned with Puerto Morazán in Nicaragua, and a link has been made over many years with teachers in 3 nursery schools. Thanks to funding from Bristol City Council and the generosity of Clifton Children’s House parents, these teachers have received training in the Montessori approach and some of the specialised materials have been sent to them. Through learning about Montessori and putting it into practice, the teachers have changed their methodology in the classroom, and speak with joy of how the children love to choose their work and learn independently. We continue to support this work and organise at least one fund-raising event each year.
What our Parents say
P has thrived at the school through learning to interact with others including sharing, team work, cooperation in collaborative activities, and perseverance in independent activities.
L has gained so much in this rich environment. He has learned to consider others, share, be very polite, work as a team, and has developed so many interests in the world around him. The calming environment has been very beneficial for him.
B has been able to mature and develop within a safe and supportive environment. He has been exposed to an incredibly varied array of activities and has has unbridled ability to ask questions in the knowledge that they will be answered. He has benefited hugely from the enormous number of learning opportunities that he has been afforded at CCH and his next school will struggle to match this rich environment.