Friday, 25 September 2009

African delegation heading for Dee Valley school

A taste of South Africa comes to Ysgol Dinas Bran, Llangollen next week (Monday, September 28), as two visitors from the rural Drakensburg Mountain region head to the Dee Valley as part of an educational exchange programme.

This is a reciprocal visit after two teachers from Ysgol Dinas Bran spent a week in Mazwendoda High School at Easter, forging links and setting up a mutual sports project. This visit was funded by the British Council.

The South African headteacher and link teacher will spend four days at the school where they will observe lessons and become immersed in the Welsh culture. Part of their visit will also include learning some basic Welsh which will then be used on the first 'Welsh Day' on their return to their school in the Kwa-Zulu Natal region.

Headteacher at Ysgol Dinas Bran, Alison Duffy, said: “The link between both schools has already been made and we will be delighted to welcome the South African delegation to our school for a true taste of Welsh life and an opportunity to see how our education system works in Wales.

“The delegation will also attend assemblies, will meet the Mayor of Llangollen and have a tour of the local area. The meeting will also be an opportunity to further develop the Sports Project, as well as initiate some new links between departments in both schools”.


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