LIVERSEDGE school is asking others to forge global links across the world.
Teachers from Hartshead Junior and Infants School are spearheading a campaign across Yorkshire for schools to build links with other countries after realising how well their pupils have benefited.
The school has hosted visitors from its partner school at Ntulikazi School in South Africa and headteacher Jim Lewis is encouraging other schools to make similar connections.
He said: "The Global School Partnerships scheme has opened our pupils’ eyes to the world outside.
"Global issues like poverty and climate change have become personal through our partnership and it’s been really motivating for teachers and students."
Already 150 schools are involved in the programme across the region, but the government-funded scheme aims to nearly triple that figure by March 2012.
One pupil said: "Through sharing stories and pictures with students in South Africa and meeting the teachers we’ve found out what life is actually like in South Africa."
Schools involved in the Global School Partnerships scheme receive grants and support to visit their partner school and develop projects together.
Two teachers from South Africa who have keen music interests and run an award-winning choir will also be teaching African songs to children as part of the link.
Mike Foster, Minister for International Development said: "In today’s global society it’s more important than ever that young people understand the world around them and realise their lives are connected with people thousands of miles away.’’