Rushmere Hall Primary School recently hosted Mr Dawit, a teacher from their Ethiopian Link School, Times Choice Academy, and it couldn’t have gone better!
After being welcomed to Rushmere with a welcoming ceremony, he spent the week meeting with the school Link Club & touring the school. He also met with the school Headteacher, and observed and participated in many lessons, telling Ethiopian folk tales and discussing Ethiopian culture.
After taking part in a school trip, and a farewell ceremony, Mr Dawit engaged in a second in-depth meeting with Rushmere’s Headteacher, which will really work towards enriching educational practice at both partner schools.
Before he flew home, Mr Dawit enjoyed a day trip to London with fellow teachers from Rushmere, and saw all the sights London has to offer from an open-top double decker bus! I’m sure all involved loved the exchange experience and are really sad this trip has come to an end.
Hannah, the Link Coordinator at Rushmere, had this to say of the exchange experience: “After the second visit, the teachers, children and parents are enthused by [the Link]. Numerous displays have gone up to celebrate his [Mr Dawit’s] wealth of knowledge, more teachers are getting involved and our Link Club is getting bigger.”
If your school is interested in hosting a teacher(s) from your Link School, please get in touch with us at [email protected]
. Link Ethiopia can help you with any aspect of the exchange experience, and we can also support you in applying for the Connecting Classrooms Grant, which can provide funding and guidance towards hosting a teacher from your Link School, and for visiting as well!