Thornton school link-up with Europe is welcomed

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Thornton school link-up with Europe is welcomed Thornton school link-up with Europe is welcomed

Bradford schools are partnering with others in Europe to learn from an international maths and technology programme.

One of the schools forging links abroad is Thornton Grammar School which is working with science and maths teachers in Iceland, Greece and Romania to develop outdoor learning and the use of technologies in mathematics.

A Bradford Council-led scheme, the Weird to Wired Comenius Regio Project, funded by the European Union, involves Bradford teachers and teacher-trainers at Bradford College collaborating with an international school in Rotterdam to develop the use of new technologies in the mathematics classroom.

Staff from Parkside School in Cullingworth have also been teaching in its partner school, Comenius College in Rotterdam, to model and share good practice.

Vanessa Wears, the Council’s maths consultant, who is in charge of the Comenius Project for the district, said: “Teachers involved in this project have found this approach to training invigorating, energising and exciting.”

Carlton Bolling College in Undercliffe has also been involved and been awarded EU funding to work with schools in Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Romania, Sweden and Turkey to help students get ready for work.

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