Sandrai’s welcome to primary school
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A TEACHER from Ghana will be visiting a Backwell school to learn about life in an English primary school.
Sandrai Addai is a teacher at Owabi Primary School near Kumasi and she will be joining staff at Fairfield School for a week.
The school has been chosen to take part in a twinning project to develop international links with Ghana to boost global education.
The Connecting Classrooms initiative is organised through the UK Government and the British Council and Fairfield was selected because of its commitment to teaching young people about global issues.
Headteacher Lesley Barton said: “We are delighted to welcome Sandrai to our school. It is a fantastic chance for the children to learn about another country and for Sandrai to experience life in an English primary school.
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“We are pleased to have been chosen to take part in this scheme which recognises the work we do to keep our children informed about the world around them.”
The programme enables teachers like Sandrai to take part in an exchange visit and to work on classroom-based projects with the aim of giving young people an international learning opportunity.
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Connecting classrooms is a global education programme designed to help young people learn about global issues, offers school partnerships, professional development courses for teachers and the chance to share best practice.