Staff from Hunterhouse
College with teachers from schools in
Latvia, Germany and Cyprus during the
recent Comenius project visit to Latvia.
TEACHERS from Hunterhouse College have
recently returned from a visit to Latvia where they have been
seeing how schools there encourage children to lead a healthy
The local teachers have been taking part in a
three year 'Comenius' project, which sees staff from Hunterhouse
exchanging information with teachers from schools in Latvia,
Germany and Cyprus.
Last year the teachers examined the problem
of bullying and violence in school, this year the focus was on
healthy lifestyles and next year the schools will be dealing
Valerie Crawford from Hunterhouse College is
leading the local team and said the project has been of great
benefit to the schools involved.
"The Comenius project, which is funded by the
EU and British Council, encourages teachers to develop
resources, exchange ideas and improve education throughout
Europe, explained Mrs Crawford.
"The project has been very helpful," she
continued. "I have a different team of teachers going with me
each time with particular expertise and they have benefited
immensely. There is also a knock on effect to the pupils."
Following the recent visit to Latvia, the
team of teachers from Hunterhouse have devised a questionnaire
which will be distributed to GCSE level students, asking about
their habits and areas in which they need help or advice.
"Our project has been very successful. It
requires a lot of hard work but it is well worth it," concluded