Steeton children make foreign friends

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Steeton children make foreign friends Steeton children make foreign friends

Schoolchildren chatted with youngsters in Italy, Poland and Slovenia.

The pupils of Steeton Primary School, near Keighley, took part in an international video conference call.

The call – which was projected on a giant screen – was part of the Steeton pupils’ work on the Second World War The children exchanged information about how the war affected their country, and each school sang a song from the war.

The youngsters have also written blogs about their research.

The children in Slovenia were joined on the call by a former teacher who had been imprisoned in a Nazi labour camp in German-occupied Poland during the war.

Teacher Diana Linford was the project co-ordinator at Steeton Primary and is an eTwinning Ambassador for the Yorkshire region.

She said: “Both children and teachers benefit enormously from working with schools in other countries.

“It helps to give a depth and sense of perspective.”

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