(Written by guest blogger, Lisa Sabey)
On Sunday, 21st January, many parts of the UK were "treated" to a delivery of snow! Panic set in with Yvonne and Lisa, our Administrator, who had spent the past few months planning a week of training and activities for our 13 European visitors. Due to arrive on the Monday, we were delighted to see that the temperatures rose enough overnight to melt the snow which, although it was lovely to look at, could have meant cancelled flights and treacherous travel conditions (not to mention the cancellation of hotel rooms with "no refunds"!)
Our visitors arrived, without too many travel problems and we started off our tightly-planned week with a shared meal. A few of us had met before (at our project meeting in Bobingen, Germany) but this time two teachers from each country came together.
During the week, our visitors participated in training for the
Global Teacher Award and Philosophy for Children, they took part in a Faith Trail (dodging the rainfall) and visited schools in Derby for discussions and tours, as well as the opportunity to plan project activities.
We all had a fantastic week, and were sad to say "farewell" to our new friends. We are now planning a return visit to the UK so that the European teachers can complete the P4C and GTA qualifications. Hopefully the sun will shine for us all in May!