Last week proved to be one of the most interesting weeks I have gone through. The connecting classrooms visit to Archway school, England, showed me a lot of similarities, student -wise, and some differences, curriculum -wise. The teachers and students there were very welcoming, and were open to me attending their classes.

The English teachers gave me some online resources that students and teachers both can use in order to improve their literacy and writing, for example:

spelling.hemscott.net

englishbiz.co.uk

literacytrust.co.uk

The above sources are open to anyone who wants to improve their English skills and literacy. I was also introduced to the historical image of one of Stroud's provinces Slad, where a laureate and national writer was born and lived, Laurie Lee. His wife and daughter still reside there, and the inviting teacher Stephen Saville gave us 10 free books written by Laurie Lee (Cider with Rosie).

Our student, Joseph Samaha, from Grade 10 also benefitted from meeting English students and attending classes.

All in all, the experience was amazing and the school is looking forward to conecting some more with the students and teachers here. So, we will soon be having online Skype conversations between our students and theirs.