A truly heartfelt welcome…
The opportunity to see their passion for education at such a high level and then ask questions meant I left with a notepad full of ideas.
Students performed traditional music and dances with passion and pride in their work. This was made even better when we were able to join in. Actively being encouraged to embrace school life and of course great fun for us and them.
Classroom doors were open, and teachers invited us in to see them teach and allow us to participate in their lessons. I got the opportunity to see and discuss teaching pedagogy with teachers. Ideas that I have already begun implementing in my classroom!
Students shared gifts and work with us and speak to us about their school and learning. These have been shared and are already wowing the Derby Moor students, especially as there is the personal touch and story to each and every gift.
The greatest honour was then bestowed upon us as I and the other delegates were given the opportunity to teach. I threw out the ‘Peter Pebble’ rap (a favourite of my own students) which was met with applause and exciting questions from students and teachers.