Tongaat Secondary strengthens global partnership

2015-06-11 06:01
Teachers Jody Pryo (left) from Tarporley High in the United Kingdom and Sbu Mathonsi with Tongaat Secondary U14 pupils in a kit sponsored by UK’s Upton Town FC.
 Photo: supplied

Teachers Jody Pryo (left) from Tarporley High in the United Kingdom and Sbu Mathonsi with Tongaat Secondary U14 pupils in a kit sponsored by UK’s Upton Town FC. Photo: supplied

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TWO teachers from Tarporley High in the United Kingdom visited­ Tongaat Secondary - their partner school - as a global educational partnership programme funded by the British Embassy.

The teachers - Jody Pryor and Clare Jones - were “very impressed” with what they experienced in Tongaat expressing their observations at a farewell function at the school on Friday, 5 June.

They participated in a Global Citizenship­ Day programme on Tuesday­ at the school, which discussed prejudices and xenophobia tendencies which threatened the ability of people becoming global citizens.

The visiting teachers and the pupils­ engaged with each other in the classroom identifying similarities and differences which exists on either­ side of the globe.

The visiting teachers also visited neighbouring schools and experienced sporting events at the local sports grounds.

Physical education teacher Pryor introduced pupils­ to “touch rugby”, which pupils enjoyed.

Jones brought two soccer kits from Upton Town FC which was donated to the school.

The visiting teachers also visited the Haven of Rest which they have adopted to give assistance and support.

Thereafter they went to Phezulu Village in the Valley of a Thousand Hills.

“At an emotional farewell function in their honour, they expressed how amazed they were in experiencing the various cultures in South Africa,” said principal Rajen Singh.

“They were also overwhelmed at the hospitality, warm reception and the good manners and respect from pupils and are looking forward to making­ another visit to explore this beautiful country,” said Singh

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