English Department Welcomes International Visitors
As part of an international enrichment opportunity, the English Department have had the pleasure of hosting eight student teachers from Sweden as part of the Swedish Literature Programme, in partnership with the University of Chester.
Our Swedish visitors have experienced life at Neston High School from Monday 6th to Wednesday 8th November 2017.
The University of Chester, Faculty of Education, has a long and fruitful working relationship with Linköping University in Sweden. The Faculty of Teacher Education at Linköping is currently the highest rated in Sweden, and the English Department have been fortunate enough to host eight student teachers as part of the Chester based Youth Literature Project.
The purpose of the visit was to enable the Swedish student teachers to share their passion for English and enrich their understanding of learning and teaching in England. Our visitors had three busy days, immersed in school based activities, joining in with English lessons ranging from Year 7 to Year 13.
On Tuesday 7th November our visitors had the opportunity to work with Year 7 students and Year 5 & 6 More Able students from Woodfall Primary School as part of a Creative Writing Workshop. This was a fantastic opportunity to build international links and students worked collaboratively in groups to learn about Swedish culture, whilst crafting a piece of creative writing based on images from famous landmarks in Sweden and the United Kingdom. The workshop took place during lessons 1 and 2 in the School Library – we even had time to enjoy international-themed cakes!
A huge thank you must go to all the students and staff involved in this exciting project, from Woodfall Primary, Linkopings University, Sweden and Neston High School.
We look forward to welcoming more Swedish visitors to Neston High next year.
Tack och hej då / Thank you and Goodbye
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