Budleigh Salterton school welcomes teachers from across the globe

PUPILS at St Peter's Primary School are gearing up to welcome teachers from across the globe as part of an international learning project.

PUPILS at St Peter's Primary School are gearing up to welcome teachers from across the globe as part of an international learning project.

The youngsters are involved with the Comenius Project - a European scheme where schools from England, Finland, Spain and Italy work together to share and communicate ideas on how to achieve a more sustainable way of living across the globe.

St Peter's deputy headteacher Vicky Lewis said: "We recently held a very successful geography themed week associated with the Comenius Project.

"Towards the middle of May, St Peters will be welcoming teachers from the three other countries to the school for four days.


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"Whilst they are in Devon, a meeting will be held to share work on sustainable energy."

During St Peter's recent geography week pupils in the foundation unit learned about recycling, reusing and reducing to look after our world.

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The children made models from items often thrown away.

Key Stage 1 pupils held a Spanish fiesta day while Key Stage 2 pupils learned about tidal power following a presentation from professor Martin Attrill from the University of Plymouth.

Ms Lewis said: "The children were involved in researching and learning about what tidal power is, why we were learning about it, where it is happening, when we will be using it and the pros and cons of tidal power.

"They designed, made and tested water turbines to a very high standard.

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