Commonwealth Connections is a joint project from the British Council and the Birmingham Organising Committee for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, twinning 60 schools in the West Midlands with counterparts from the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The British Council is delivering the project in partnership with the Birmingham Education Partnership (BEP) and the Youth Sport Trust (YST).
Using sport, art, and citizenship connections the project provides educational opportunities for young people (and their teachers) in schools across the Commonwealth to learn together and develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of the Commonwealth and its values, thus allowing young people to feel more ownership and ability to shape their communities.
The project used school twinning as an approach that enables peer-to-peer exchange of knowledge and experience. This enabled the schools to collaborate for shared learning and mutual enrichment.