Welwyn Garden City School welcomes South African teachers

STAFF and students welcomed teaching delegates from South Africa to their school in Times Territory, as part of a project by the London Organising Committee for the 2012 Olympic Games.

Sir Frederic Osborn School in WGC hosted Principal Khotso Lephoi and lead teacher Palesa Masita from Lephola Secondary, a school in the central South African province of Free State.

The two schools have formed ties through International Inspiration, part of the London 2012 legacy, which encourages schools throughout the world to form partnerships and share their approaches to sport and physical education.

Sir Fred’s is one of 150 UK schools to be involved in the international project, and only one of 30 sports colleges.

The visit by Mr Lephoi and Miss Masita was one of a series of trips the two schools will make to one another’s countries over the coming years.


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A trip to South Africa, for both staff and students at Sir Fred’s, is scheduled for next year.

Sarah Mitcherson, director of specialism at the Herns Lane school, said: “It is an honour to be one of the 30 sports colleges across the UK involved in this education project for London 2012 and part of [London 20102 chairman] Lord Coe’s legacy for the development of high quality PE and Sport in South Africa.

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“This three-year project will be an excellent opportunity for our young people to work alongside South African learners on Sports Leadership. Our students are queuing up to visit Lephola Secondary, our partner school!”

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