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Bringing the benefits of Bangladesh to Wolds classrooms
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A LINCOLNSHIRE school has welcomed school teachers from Bangladesh into its classrooms as it bids to make global connections.
The Caistor Yarborough Academy was visited by three teachers from the town of Bogra, in Bangladesh, as a part of the school's Connecting Classrooms project.
The project, run in connection with Keelby Primary Academy and Welton St Mary's Church Of England Primary Academy, Lincoln, saw pupils from all three schools join the visitors for a day of cross-cultural activities, giving both parties an insight into each others education system.
Jotish Csandra Roy, Pjush Mazumder and Ratan Kumar Baskar spent a week in the UK as they gained an insight into the British education system, with the intention of taking the positives back with them to the classrooms in Bangladesh. Lead practitioner at the Caistor Yarborough Academy Jackie Burton said that the experience will only provide benefits for the pupils.
He said: "The principle people involved are our IGCSE global perspective students who are working alongside teachers and Bangladeshi staff to ensure that the programme is a cross-cultural event.
"It's a case of saying that the education system is not just confined to one culture or religion, it goes way beyond those boundaries.
"We want to reaffirm our international relations, we are a rural town, yet we have Bangladeshi teachers on our doorstep.
"The experience will extend the pupils' mind sets, this is not a geography lesson, it's much more about religion, education is a key for learning about other people.
"It's all about perception and changing and altering those perceptions for the better. The visitors have found it a pleasurable and eye-opening experience.
"They can see how our education system is different materialistically but identical at its core, children are children world over. It's been a collaborative learning curve for both parties."
Pjush Mazumder flew over to the UK with his two Bangladeshi colleagues on Saturday, June 6, for their week-long stay in the country, and he says the trips has allowed him to gather new ideas and experiences.
He said: "The education system is very different here. The Government buys us books to read, over here you don't use books – it's all digital.
"It's been good to see the quality of teaching and how students work differently and in which ways the students work best. I've been gathering new ideas and experiences to develop in my country. The main thing to take away from this is how students work, they work in many different ways here. As well as teaching techniques, the way teachers teach is very nice."
Bethany Cook, 15, is a Year 10 student at Caistor Yarborough Academy.
She said meeting teachers from the other side of the world has provided her with an insight into different cultures.
"It's good to get different cultural experiences to learn about how they do things in their lives, they live in the slums part of Bangladesh which is completely different to the life we live," she said.
"I think they have learnt a lot about how we work in our culture, which will help them. They will talk to their pupils about their time and experiences here."
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