As part of the UK component of Commenius exchange project, eighteen teachers and 16 children from schools in Germany, Turkey, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Sweden and Romania visited Tregoze Primary School in March.
The theme of the two year programme ‘Fit For Europe – Good For Us’ is focused on movement, examining how people, ideas, and goods move about, and how movement impacts on our health, fitness and on the environment.
Work in each school is circulated around the partners while the visits by teachers and children bring them into direct contact with others in the project.
Teacher Patrizia Mel from Italy said: “Working in classrooms is very interesting because teaching methods are so different.”
Top, Tregoze children and their European partners. Below, the teachers together
Ten year old Luise Bethke from Germany stayed with Grace Hilton and her family for the week of the visit. She said: “I like the school which is colourful; everywhere you look there is something interesting. I did not think I would like the food in England, but it’s nice.”
Grace said she’s looking forward to meeting Luise and the other children who visited Swindon, in June when there will be a large gathering in Germany to celebrate the successful conclusion of the project.