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Romford school connects classrooms with South Africa trip

PUBLISHED: 14:58 17 February 2014 | UPDATED: 14:58 17 February 2014

Pupils from Bower Park Academy and Manenberg High School on Table Mountain

Pupils from Bower Park Academy and Manenberg High School on Table Mountain

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Students from Bower Park Academy have returned to South Africa as part of a project aiming to break down cultural barriers.

The 14 students and three staff members from the Havering Road North, Romford school headed to Manenberg High School in Cape Town to take part in lessons including Afrikaans and cultural studies in the Connecting Classrooms project run by the British Council.

Pupils were also treated to a tour of Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years before heading to Table Mountain, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, and the Cape of Good Hope.

The trip at the start of this month was designed to strengthen the relationship between the two schools and Bower Park pupils learnt a lot about themselves and different cultures.

Manenberg High School will be visiting the Romford institution in September.

The relationship with the South African school is just one facet of the Bower Park’s work with the British Council.

After half term six pupils and three staff members are heading to Poland as part of the Comenius project, and the school will visit Italy, Sweden and Romania over the next two years.

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