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Exciting New Project!

Adventure in Nepal

Students in 8B2 have been lucky enough to be involved in a Connecting Classrooms project this academic year with Mr Young, Miss Woodhall Mrs Johnson.

The project entitled, Adventure in Nepal, involves students at FBEC linking up with Nightingale International school in Nepal to get an idea of what life is like in a different country. FBEC students have designed a questionnaire for the Nepalese students to complete and in return FBEC students will answer some similar questions. Students both here at FBEC and Nepal will also be completing work around the United Nations Millennium Development goals.

Mr Young is hoping that students will be able to have a Skype call with each other later in the year to look at the different adventure activities you can do in both Nepal and UK.

Mr Young and Miss Woodhall will also have the opportunity to visit Nepal in February and hopefully plan a visit for a teacher in Nepal to come and visit our school and students in the Summer

Take a look at the work students have been doing and look out for more exciting news about the project soon!

Our Partnership with Nightingale International School in Nepal.

As part of the ‘Adventure in Nepal’ project, two teachers from Ferryhill Business & Enterprise College, Mrs E Woodhall and Mr T Young went to Kathmandu, Nepal in February 2019.  The project, which started in September 2018, set out to introduce Global Learning with schools around the world to help young people develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to thrive.

On the 14th February 2019 Mrs Woodhall and Mr Young set off to Nepal to meet the partner school.  In true Nepalese style they were greeted with an array of flowers, shawls and other gifts.  The school had also put on an elaborate performance of traditional and modern songs, dances and a fashion show.

The trip included meetings with senior leaders in the school to exchange teaching and learning ideas for professional development and there was also the opportunity to teach.  The school took Mrs Woodhall and Mr Young on a tour of its 6 blocks which accommodates 2500 students from 3 years to 18 years old.

Nightingale International School has been awarded many awards for its excellence in teaching and in 2015 Nightingale’s long awaited dream came true.  It was declared “the best school” amongst all the schools in Nepal.  Mr Kevin Brennan, head teacher at FBEC has this to say about the collaboration, ‘I am delighted that we are part of such an enriching project that will not only provide many opportunities for the students, staff and the school, but also highlight the importance of intercultural communication and education in a global world.’

The project, run by the British Council, is part of a larger plan to be lead school in a cluster of schools around the world.  FBEC will work with schools across the UK and around the world to help young people develop the knowledge, skills and values to take action on and support the achievement of the “Sustainable Development Goals”.  It will allow Mrs Woodhall and Mr Young to deliver global learning activities as well as invite teachers from the partner schools to teach students at FBEC.

In July, FBEC will welcome two members of staff from the Nightingale school in Nepal, who will be given the chance to share good teaching practice and also have the opportunity to work with some of FBEC’s students.

The Eden Learning Trust is an exempt charity. It is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company registration number 10980753. Registered Office Address: The Eden Learning Trust, Ferryhill Business and Enterprise College, Merrington Road, Ferryhill, County Durham, DL17 8RW. © Copyright FBEC 2019.

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