Pupils from Indonesia visit

Group of Indonesian children who have visited Rastrick Independent School
Group of Indonesian children who have visited Rastrick Independent School

A group of students from Indonesia paid a visit to Rastrick Independent School.

Twenty eight students and three teachers visited the school in Ogden Lane for four days learning about English culture, the education system and experiencing the UK in general.

The school organised the classes to fit the students in and ensure they learnt something including a trip to a canal and looking at organisms in a pond as well as performing one of their cultural dances for the school and the homestay families on their final day.

Head mistress Susan Vaughey said: “We asked them to bring along their musical instruments and do a performance for us which they did. It was fantastic and unbelievable. It was delightful to watch them play and dance.

“I am sure a lot was leant on both sides. Their English was very good but they were learning about our schools and the customs of the English education system. I am sure they learnt a lot from the exchange and had a wonderful time.

“It was the most wonderful experience for both sides and I hope they come again next year.”

As part of Study Links International the students were invited to stay with local families to experience a typical English life.