Visit to Turkey - Day 4
Thursday 16th October
We had our meeting with the teachers and were served with yet more food. We showed your work on myths and legends and planned a Comenius week that will take place in the week beginning November 17th. During the week we will be skyping our Comenius friends in the three partner countries. We also decide that we would make some Christmas decorations that we would send to our partner schools in time for the Christmas break. We were then introduced to the local minister for education and he presented us with our Comenius certificates. We were then taught some Turkish Folk dancing and all I will say is that I won’t be giving up the day job in a hurry!
We have had the most amazing experience. We have been welcomed like a family and cannot express in words how well we have been looked after. Children in Turkey are just like children in England. They all have hopes and ambitions and try and see the best in everyone. Teachers and parents are exactly the same. They want the very best for their children and realise that speaking another language gives them greater opportunities for their future lives. In St. Austin’s we are learning Spanish because we feel it gives our pupils the very best opportunities for their future.
The teachers and pupils of our Adana partner school send their very best wishes to everyone in St Austin’s.