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Redruth goes Russian

World Class Virginia | 13:22 UK time, Wednesday, 12 October 2011


Craig Bonds


Redruth Technology College teacher, Craig Bonds blogs for World Class about their visit to their partner school in Russia which featured this morning on Breakfast on BBC One.


"Redruth School is buzzing after hearing about our trip to Russia.

Headteacher Craig Martin, Head of PE Craig Bonds, along with pupils Louise and Amy, had a life changing experience with our partner school College of Olympic Reserve Number 1 in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

Our school has been intrigued about what life is like for a pupil at the Olympic Reserve, and more generally about life in Russia. Pupils have learned about a sporting culture very different to our own.

The comparison in approaches to education and sport will carry on for some time and there is no doubt that this project will influence a range of future developments at Redruth School.

Redruth and the Olympic Reserve have forged a tremendous link. We want pupils from both schools to share information about their education and culture.

There are discussions taking place about future trips to each of the schools, along with both schools engaging in activities for the London 2012 games.

Sport has brought our schools together and the World Class project has given a rural school like Redruth an unbelievable link with an iconic Russian Olympic school."

The schools were linked by the British Council and BBC World Class.




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