With my trip to Ghana now more than two weeks in the past, the metaphorical dust has settled and I have had time to reflect on my visit.
It was definitely a major step forward on two fronts:
1) Students are now involved more directly with the work of the partnership.
2) As staff, we have a jointly-crafted action plan for the future, which may culminate (by is not entirely dependent on) a full student and staff exchange in 2017.
My aim now is to continue to publicise the partnership in school and draw students into our work together. I conducted an assembly with Year 9 on Friday and held an impromptu Ghana Group meeting after school today for the students who wanted to hear more. Further assemblies are planned.
Hopefully, the future will bring many more opportunities similar to the one pictured below.