Connecting classrooms across continents

Pupils from Welton St Marys Church of England Primary Academy and Keelby Primary Academy, Yarborough Academy staff and students and the Bangladeshi representatives.  (Lin) EMN-150616-133149001
Pupils from Welton St Marys Church of England Primary Academy and Keelby Primary Academy, Yarborough Academy staff and students and the Bangladeshi representatives. (Lin) EMN-150616-133149001

Caistor Yarborough Academy hosted an activity day, alongside Keelby Primary Academy and Welton St Mary Primary Academy, the theme of which was ‘Identity and Belonging’.

The day was part of an ongoing project involving the three schools named ‘The Triangle’, a magazine based around the British Council’s ‘Connecting Classrooms’, where UK schools work with those in other countries to establish strong links.

As part of the project, three primary school teachers from Bangladesh – Pijush Mazumder, Jotish Chandra Roy and Ratan Kumar Bashak – attended the day.

At the start of the day, the visitors were greeted by Yarborough headteacher Jeremy Newnham and gifts were presented to the Bangladeshi teachers.

Year ten students gave a presentation about the academy, followed by an art activity where pupils were tasked with describing their identity through words, signs, shapes and symbols.

The Bangladeshi staff also gave a presentation on who they are and where they live and work.

A guided tour of the academy gave the guests an opportunity to see working classrooms and to speak to the teachers about their lessons.

The afternoon session saw students write an article or letter describing their day and what they had learned from the Bangladeshi staff, copies of which were given to the visitors to take back to their own pupils.