GLOBAL VIEW: Teach­ers learn from world-wide trav­els

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - OPINION -

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.

Pic­ture: Dave Downey 1158848

God­in­ton School globe trot­ting teach­ers from left teach­ing as­sis­tant Anne McGoldrick, teach­ers Ann Bar­rett, Julie Solly, Sarah Har­ness, Robin Wise and Hay­ley Collins

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