Selby High School welcomes Zambian teachers

As part of the continued link with schools in the Mongu District of Zambia, Zambian teachers visited their partner schools in Selby at the end of May. During their stay, as well as spending time in schools, our visitors went to look around York and also had a trip to the coast which they found fascinating as Zambia is a land locked country. Each local school took it in turns in providing an evening meal for our guests and at Selby High we actually cooked a variety of dishes in one of the cookery rooms at school.  This gave an indication of what our students are able to do during Food Technology lessons and gave our guests the chance to get involved with cooking meals typical of the UK.

Mr Sitali, the Headteacher at Limulunga visited us at Selby High School, along with a colleague from Mupatu School, and was very impressed with what he saw.  He toured our school and went into a range of lessons, talked to staff and students and answered lots of questions from the students.  Mr Sitali liked the facilities and found the use of our interactive white boards to be amazing.  He spent time using a white board and was surprised that we could link the boards directly with the internet which added extra dimensions to lessons.

Although a very busy and tiring week, the benefits of the link are first class and we are currently in the process of reapplying for another grant from the British Council so that we can continue with the initiative at Selby High School during the next academic year.