The College is delighted to welcome Daniel and James, teachers at Gehandhu School, Tanzania (pictured: enjoying English classes at Radley). The hugely successful Radley-Gehandhu School Partnership is now into its seventh year and it is a privilege to be able to return some of the wonderful hospitality that our students receive in Tanzania.
This is Daniel and James' first trip outside of Tanzania and they are being treated to a week of English culture, cake and animals. Educational methodology is a vital part of this trip, so they have observed lessons across College. They will also be visiting Didcot Girls' School, where the focus will be on educating girls and girl leadership - a big priority in Tanzanian education currently - and Fitzharry's in Abingdon. They have received training in teaching English as a foreign language, as all lessons and public exams in Tanzania are conducted in English despite it being a third language for most children.
Out of lesson time, they are enjoying a packed itinerary: London landmarks, Oxford Colleges and museums, church services, Shakepeare at the Watermill Theatre and a special English 'safari' - badger watching at Wytham Woods! They will be visiting Socials and enjoying meals in Hall, in Common Room and in Dons' houses, where there has been time for great company and conversation. As ever, their enthusiasm and warmth has been infectious and uplifting and it has been a joy to be part of two such different cultures coming together so naturally.