Taiwanese pay visit to town school

Tea time. Pictured with Taiwan visitors Kyle and Carol are Eldon Grove pupils (left to right) Tom Windsor, Grace Forcer and Sarah Massey along with teaching staff Carole Bradley and Audrey Brahimi(right).

Tea time. Pictured with Taiwan visitors Kyle and Carol are Eldon Grove pupils (left to right) Tom Windsor, Grace Forcer and Sarah Massey along with teaching staff Carole Bradley and Audrey Brahimi(right).

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A SCHOOL enjoyed an oriental influence when pupils and teachers from Taiwan paid a visit.

Eleven pupils and four teachers from Taiwan visited Eldon Grove Primary School, in Eldon Grove, Hartlepool, and stayed with families from the town.

When they arrived the group enjoyed a tea party with staff and pupils from Eldon Grove

And while the youngsters, aged 11 and 12, spent time in lessons and learning about the culture in Hartlepool, their teachers taught lessons to enthralled Eldon Grove students.

Audrey Brahimi, assistant head teacher at the school, said: “Our children were delighted to welcome our visitors who seemed to be equally delighted and excited.

“Their teachers have been giving our children lessons school and their pupils have been joining in lessons.

“They have been staying with families of children from our school and also had a trip to Whitby. It’s been great and something that we would definitely like to organise again. We’d certainly like a repeat.”

Mrs Brahimi said the trip was part of the British Council’s Connecting Classrooms scheme which raises awareness of other cultures.

“It’s a great way to raise awareness of the wider world and raise the children’s awareness of other cultures,” she added.