Tavistock College may be located in the fairly remote western side of Dartmoor but has felt an international hub over the last two weeks! The College is enjoying welcoming our annual group of students and staff from Japan and has also just hosted two teachers from Kathmandu, Nepal!
Building on the recently formed international link with the British Council, the school welcomed Head Teacher, Saroj Acharya, and Head of English, Umesh Sharma, to visit for a week. Staying in members of the school staffs’ houses, the pair were immersed in English life and education. They were thrilled to see the sea for the first time and enjoyed several trips to the beach, Dartmoor and our beautiful local area. They were extremely impressed and grateful for the warmth with which they were welcomed by all – staff, students and the local community. The visitors were fascinated by our curriculum and lessons and very interested in how engaging, fast paced and varied lessons were. Saroj commented:
‘I have learnt so much and seen so many good examples which I’m going to take back to our school!’
The school has also been very grateful to receive these warm, open-minded and positive visitors. They smiled and grinned and brought a burst of Himalayan sunshine wherever they went. Helen Salmon, Principal, commented:
‘We’re really thrilled to be developing this partnership with such generous, vibrant and warm people. We’ve so much to learn from each other and are looking forward to sending more teachers to Nepal and hopefully some students in the future too.’