Schools enjoy African trip
PUBLISHED: 16:00 01 April 2011
STUDENTS from two Royston schools have recently returned from a cultural exchange trip to Africa.
Eight students from Meridian and Greneway, as well as three staff members, travelled to Ghana where they attended schools to observe lessons, visited the Kakum National Park, rainforests and the largest man-made lake in the world – the Volta Region Lake.
The trip was the culmination of the British Council-sponsored Learning Tree Partnership, a three-year project that involved Merdian, Greneway and Roysia schools joining up with three schools in Ghana and Nigeria.
Learning resource manager at Meridian Jan Richards said: The trip had the overall aim of increasing awareness of other cultures, gaining a deeper understanding of what it is to be a student and human being in a world that is actually very small.
“The students found the experience to be both wonderful and memorable They have since delivered assemblies to the whole of Meridian School including staff and governors and will be present to Greneway on April 28.”