A partner can be anyone outside the classroom including community people or community groups. A partner is a person or body the school or students work with on a common project.
The typical partnership with a community organisation is a tree planting project. However students have a lot more to offer and also learn by seeking additional or alternative projects with the same partner. Most community Coastcare groups benefit greatly when students develop communication projects.
Students will work best with a partner when they involve the partner with their planning.
Partners such as Coastcare groups will work best when they realise that students can do a range of highly valuable tasks. This website has a section for your partners. When your partners read this section they will have a better idea how they can work with students and the kinds of projects they can achieve.