A CATFORD primary has been chosen to develop links with South Africa as part of a major new school twinning project to boost global education.

Rathfern Primary School is taking part in the Connecting Classrooms project, a government and British Council education initiative.

Teachers and students are working with Enkhokhokhweni school in South Africa to learn how to become responsible global citizens and to develop skills to work in a global economy.

Its commitment stems from working with Lewisham Council and nine other schools in the borough to develop a cluster with links to the country.

Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening said: "I am very pleased that Rathfern Primary is taking on this excellent opportunity to link with schools in other parts of our world.

"Young people and teachers can make a fantastic contribution by sharing the best of Britain with their peers around the world and at the same time, the great thing is that they can get invaluable knowledge of what life is like in other countries."