Two modern foreign languages teachers from central Europe enjoyed their time at Ponteland High School as part of their study internship.
Lenka Hamackova and Sofia Seidlova, who work at a school in Jablonec nad Nisou in the Czech Republic, were based in Northumberland for a week to observe the teaching and learning of languages in England.
They were very interested to see the use of technology, such as iPads and interactive white-boards, in lessons and the positive impact that they had on pupil engagement.
Sofia and Lenka were also impressed with the high levels of the students’ motivation and behaviour, although they expressed surprise with the class sizes as their maximum is 18.
As well as their time at the school, they visited Newcastle city and quayside, Durham and Beamish and went on an interesting coastal journey to Edinburgh via Holy Island.