My third visit to Ghana was very different to the first in 2011 and the second in 2013 (reflections here)
The reason? No students to share the experience.
However, that was not to say that there was not plenty to do.
Having had a partnership with our school in Ghana for more than 6 years, we have achieved a lot on our partnership journey so far. We took students to Ghana 2 years ago and have hosted Ghanaian teachers from the school in the UK. The one area that has been lacking though, is student-to-student communication and collaboration. This was one of the areas I wished to address on my visit this time.
Here were the overall aims:
1) To cement a good relationship with the new head teacher
2) To initiate and oversee a range of curriculum based projects which originated from our staff and students and to bring back responses from Ghanaian staff and students which would hopefully lead to much collaboration in the future.
3) To learn more about the Twi language and culture, which can then be disseminated through a range of assemblies and Ghana group meetings on my return.
So, that was my starting point.
Fancy a little Ghana experience?
Well, join me in the video below as I make the journey to school from my guest house in Akropong-Akuapem, Eastern Region.
To come in Part 2: The Projects