Monday, 16 March 2009

I finished the day at a 'Connecting Classrooms' reception at the Civic Hall...

The 'Connecting Classrooms' project links Robin Hood Primary School, Yeadon Westfield Junior School and Royd's School here in Leeds with schools in Uganda and Senegal. This evening there was a civic reception hosted by the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Leeds. The colleagues from Africa talked about the challenges they face in Uganda and Senegal with huge classes and limited resources and children who walk up to seven kilometres a day to get to school. These colleagues were passionate about the 'Connecting Classrooms' project and the need to educate colleagues here in Leeds about what life in Africa is like. Sometimes sessions like this make you realise how lucky we are here in Leeds and how much we need to learn.

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