Bosbury Staff set to Visit Tara Link School!
We were EXTREMELY excited to receive confirmation recently from the British Council that Bosbury Primary School has been successful in its application to receive a grant of £3,000 to give two members of staff the chance to finally visit our Tara link school in Rwanda!
This special visit will be part of the new unique Connecting Classrooms global education programme which is run in more than thirty different countries by the British Council in partnership with the Department for International Development.
The project aims to equip teachers from countries around the world with the 21st century knowledge and techniques required to teach young people the skills they need to live and work in a globalised economy both in their own schools and in partner schools in other countries such as our Rwandan link school.
We have already been very much involved with the Tara school over the last two years with our own pupils sending letters and gifts to the Rwandan children, and we have also been busy fundraising to allow us to buy a new computer as well as musical instruments for the link school.
Our music teacher Mrs. Walker and teaching assistant Miss Cooke will be the two members of staff to visit Rwanda over the summer half term as they look to bring Bosbury's signature superb instrumental teaching to the Tara school. These two lucky ladies will be spending over a week at the school as they take in the Rwandan culture, and we are hugely looking forward to the photos and videos which they send home to give Bosbury children a first hand look at school life on the African continent and how it differs to the school day which they are used to in Herefordshire!
The Headteacher at the Tara School Emmanuel pictured below with his students is also extremely excited about the upcoming visit and sent Miss Spence this message:
"Hello dear, it's amazing news to be with you soon and we really appreciate it highly.
We hope the link will help as head teacher to exchange with you professional experiences and apply the skills and abilities in my school achievement. This will also help to improve my leadership and management styles.
E.g from the lastly online training on core skills in learning for leaders with the British Council I got more about the school leadership and management skills. I can also train my teaching sta about this.
For the teachers, the link will help the to share teaching and learning experiences for improving learners academic performance. The exchange for visits will among teachers I hope will also keep the link to grow as well as our collaboration and cooperation in maintaining teaching and learning achievement.
For the learners they already started developing their writing skills and expression especially when writing letters to Bosbury learners, they enjoy this activity too much and they very motivated with the link. The link will help the to improve their achievement to quality education.
Brie y, the whole school community is motivated with link for working together to improve learners e ective achievement.
You are real welcome our friends. Thank you.
Best wishes Emmanuel."
Further details of the Connecting Classrooms global project can be found on their website page here, while the full press release from the British Council detailing Bosbury School's successful application is shown below. Good luck to Mrs. Walker and Miss Cooke on their upcoming excursion - exciting times lie ahead!