Egyptian teachers pay a visit to Burntwood schools

Chase Terrace Technical College

Chase Terrace Technical College

Teachers from Egypt are visiting schools in Burntwood as part of an international partnership.

The group will be visiting Chase Terrace Technology  College, Holly Grove Primary School and Chase Terrace Primary School, as part of a three year British Council Connecting Classrooms partnership.

Representatives from the Burntwood and Egyptian schools will learn about each other’s education systems and make plans for the students to work together via the internet.

Pupils and teachers from the three local schools will be working together with their counterparts from a group of schools in Egypt , sharing and exchanging information about life and culture in their respective countries.

The programme, which launches globally this year, already connects hundreds of schools in the UK with schools in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East , and aims to link 30,000 schools and two million young people worldwide by 2013.

County Councillor Veronica Downes, Cabinet Member for Schools said:

“We are delighted to welcome this group of teachers to Staffordshire.  It will be fascinating for both students and teachers to work together to share and learn from each others experiences.”

Olga Stanojlovic, Head of Schools in Education at the British Council, added:

“This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and appreciate the diversity of communities here in the UK , through links with schools in other countries. These projects will open young people’s eyes to what life is really like in other countries and show that young people share many of the same characteristics the world over.”

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