A GROUP of Indian teachers will be paying a visit to schools across Hartlepool next week in a bid to forge closer links with the UK.
The teachers will meet colleagues from their UK partner schools to plan joint projects that they and their students will work on as part of the British Council Connecting Classrooms programme.
Partnership co-co-ordinator John Coley, from High Tunstall College of Science in Elwick Road, said: “We are very excited about this wonderful opportunity to broaden our students’ understanding of other cultures.
“We want to establish our students as responsible global citizens who possess an international outlook.
“In today’s global economy it is vital that students are equipped with linguistic skills, cultural awareness and intercultural understanding and as teachers we are passionate about helping our students along this path.”
The visiting teachers will go to Manor College of Technology, Grange Primary School, Greatham Primary School and St Bega’s Primary Schools.
They will observe lessons, take part in assemblies and tour the schools.
Head of Schools in Education at the British Council, Olga Stanojlovic, said: “It is more important than ever that we ensure our young people develop the skills and understanding they need to thrive in our global society.
“Working together through Connecting Classrooms will open young people’s eyes to what life is really like in other countries.”
The visits take place next Tuesday and Wednesday.