30th May 2000

 

SCHOOL INSIGHT FOR TEXANS

 

Fifteen Texan educationalists will visit schools around Lincoln tomorrow (Thursday 18th May) to learn more about the English schools system.

 

The University of Lincolnshire & Humberside is hosting the visitors from El Paso in the US state until Saturday. The Texans are representatives of district schools, the education authority and the University of Texas at El Paso.

 

Tomorrow Fergus O’Sullivan from the university’s International Educational Leadership Centre, who has organised the trip, will accompany groups to primary and secondary schools in the Lincoln area.

 

The Texans will meet staff and pupils at Manor Leas Juniors (North Hykham), Branston Infants and Juniors, William Farr Secondary and St Christopher’s special school.

 

The week-long visit will culminate in a conference lunch on Friday (19th May) to be attended by new Lincoln Mayor Coun Richard Coupland and alumni of the university’s education doctorate programmes.

 

During their trip to Lincoln the Texans have met Lincolnshire’s Director of Education Dr Cheryle Berry, gone on a guided tour of the city and visited Brooke Weston School in Corby to witness new teaching methods.

 

The alumni conference will run from tomorrow evening until Saturday and will include lectures on education leadership by university staff and Dr Gary Brooks from the University of Texas at El Paso.

 

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Sam Hendley, Press Officer. Tel: 01522 886042.