During the last couple of months we had the privilege to host 10 Trainee Teachers from South Korea to complete their International Training Programme with us at the school.
They have been shadowing students around the school, learning about the British education system, observing lessons across the school and teaching our students about their culture and language. Our students learnt greetings in Korean, played traditional Korean games such as "Yut No Ri, "Ddakjichigi" ,"Gongginori" and Jegichagi" and learnt to write their name in Korean. They also learnt about Korean culture and tried on a traditional Korean costume that the teachers donated to our school. A few weeks packed of fun and multicultural activities!
Marah López (9Andrewes), Dexter Sammut (9Sherborne), Izzy Stuart (10Ridgeway), Ben Parsons-Cork (9Otter), Jessica McGovern (7Story) and Jessica Yonge (7Story) were looking after them for the day during their stay. They took them to their lessons, helped them at the canteen and returned them to Reception at the end of the day. The teachers were extremely happy with our students and the treatment they received.
On their last day, we asked the teachers their opinion about their experience at Bishop Luffa and this is what they say:
"It was unforgettable and impressive experience"
"The best part was shadowing students"
" A new experience to get me out of my comfort zone"
" Everything was good, specially the training sessions on Behaviour Management and International Links"
"Teachers were very passionate. It was quite rewarding"
"People were very nice, teachers, staff, students"
"I really liked the PSHE (Global citizen) and Latin class (was very new to me)"
" I want to use the vocabulary mats with colours in my class"
"Languages classes were not just about languages. They taught about global experiences"
"We learnt about teaching diversity and how the curriculum is adapted to the need of the students"
Mrs E López Gamero, Team Leader of Spanish & International School Coordinator