GLOBAL VIEW: Teachers learn from world-wide travels
ONE Ashford primary school is going global as teachers take trips to Germany, Australia and the Carribean. Staff from Godinton Primary School, in Lockholt Close, have a programme of visits to schools to forge new links and learn more about education in different cultures. Teachers Hayley Collins, Sarah Harness and Robin Wise will be travelling to Grenada in May for a week in which time they will visit a variety of schools to enhance their understanding of citizenship. Ann Barrett and Anne McGoldrick returned last week from two weeks in Germany where they visited a university in Freiberg and a primary school in Stegen. The trip was made with the aim of encouraging German to be taught as a second language in primary schools. As a result, children from Godinton School, which has set up a German club, will now be able to e-mail children in Germany. The biggest change will be for Julie Solly who will swap places with a teacher from Australia. Kym Berry will be taking Mrs Solly’s place from September when the one-year exchange will begin.
Godinton School globe trotting teachers from left teaching assistant Anne McGoldrick, teachers Ann Barrett, Julie Solly, Sarah Harness, Robin Wise and Hayley Collins