EXCITING NEWS -
TEACHERS VISIT UK!
In November 2005 we were very
fortunate to be able to send our head teacher and teaching team to
the UK where they participated in an exchange programme involving
several schools. The trip was a huge success and we would like
to sincerely thank the following people and organisations that made
this trip possible.
Airways, and Nilanthi Manatunga from the Lusaka office -
for the flight sponsorship for the entire trip. This was a
fantastic donation and without it the trip would not have been
possible. For three of our teachers it was their first flying
Gandolfo (Head of Lingfield School) - for his energy,
drive and vision. Ron's commitment and superb organisational
skills ensured the success of the trip.
Lingfield School, Surrey and all the parents and staff of Lingfield
- a number of families kindly hosted our teachers and
welcomed them into their homes, making them a part of the family.
The school staff assisted our teachers to learn and develop new
skills and made them a part of their class team during their stay.
Sincere thanks from our teachers to all those who made their visit
School, Audley School & St Mary's School - thanks for
welcoming our team to your schools and sharing your knowledge and
skills with our teachers.
High Commission - Lusaka - who waived visa charges for
our teachers. Thanks to Fergus Cochrane-Dyet for this great
A BIG THANKS TO EVERYONE
INVOLVED WITH THIS PROJECT. THERE ARE TOO MANY PEOPLE TO MENTION
EVERYBODY INDIVIDUALLY BUT ALL THOSE INVOLVED MADE THIS TRIP SUCH A
The following are a few words
from the teachers about their experience:
Gibson Biemba, our Head Teacher
says, "Teachers guide children rather than giving them knowledge,
which resulted in the children begin able to discover solutions to
various problems on their own."
Bond Lichaha, our Grade 4
teacher, says, "Science lessons were exciting and full of
experiments. Specialist teachers taught music which was really
great fun for the children."
Lee Mudenda, our Grade 2
teacher, says, "My teaching skills have been upgraded to a much more
advanced level. We learnt a lot of the rich history of the
Iness Chulu, Preschool teacher,
says, "I noticed a difference with the classroom display which was
good. The children sit on the carpet and are given an
opportunity to decide what they want to do but by the end of the day
every child would have had a go at everything."
All our teachers are keen to
implement what they have learned in the UK and they have come back
with renewed energy and ideas for Tujatane. We are looking
forward to an exciting year in 2006.