Monday, 11 February 2008

Stockholm

I started the day early at Leeds Bradford airport. Cllr Richard Harker and I were off to Stockholm on the 6.05...

Sadly KLM had a problem with the plane and we were stuck at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport for three hours and finally arrived in Stockholm at 2.30! Still we managed to visit Nya Elementar School in Bromma; a brilliant compulsory school on the western edge of Stockholm. It is a school with 750 children aged between 6 and 16 and is the only secondary school to have won the Stockholm Quality Award twice. The school is divided into three sections:
  • Pre-school to Year 5;
  • Year 6 to Year 9; and
  • Units for children wuith learning difficulties and special needs.
We were met by Lars Gustavsson,the Headteacher, and Nina Jonsson, one of the Deputy Headteachers, who outlined the schools unique features. We were then shown around the school by some fantastic students who told us what it was like to be a student at Nya Elementar School.

It was a brilliant start to our visit.
Chris

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I am glad you enjoyed the visit! We enjoyed having you:-) Hope to see Stockholm and Leeds working together to build the best schools for the future!

/Nina

Chris'Blog said...

Hi Nina,
I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to your wonderful school. I hope this morning's session was helpful and look forward to seeing you again. Please let me know if I can help in any way with your journey to excellence.
Chris