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Jan 30, 2019

Pupils work to banish cultural barriers

Wolstanton High School is a beacon of community cohesion as they participate in the Erasmus+ ‘Do You Speak Culture?’ programme.

The academy, which is part of the Shaw Education Trust, welcomed eleven teachers from across Slovenia, Italy, France and Romania this week, in a bid to promote emotional acceptance and active tolerance.

Julie Yarwood, Director of Education Quality, Standards and Training at the Trust, said: “We are honoured to be hosting the delegates and look forward to a fascinating week of culture.”

During the activity-packed week, delegates will teach pupils about their country, gain a first-hand experience of school life in the UK, and talk to pupils and parents about the importance of cultural awareness.

As part of the Erasmus+ scheme, the Newcastle-Under-Lyme school is tackling cultural awareness head on and we are excited to see the programme flourish at the academy.

Mrs Yarwood further commented: “Understanding of other cultures is key. This programme helps to broaden our pupils’ horizons and raise well-rounded, respectful pupils.”