Broadening your horizons

Louise and Amy visit their Russian partner school. Duration 2,27

Secondary assembly about UK pupils who travel to Russia to visit their twin school.

Teacher script to introduce video

Ask the assembly - would you like your school to link up with a school in another country? If so, which country and why?

Louise and Amy are pupils from Cornwall in the south-west of England. Neither of them had been to Russia before.

They travelled to Ekaterinburg in Russia to visit their partner school, the Special School of the Olympic Reserve which trains potential Olympic athletes. This gave the girls a chance to experience a different country and education culture for themselves.

To make the most of the trip, Louise and Amy learnt some Russian. They also taught Russian students some English phrases.

The film shows how the girls got on.

Show film and use the discussion prompts afterwards. Email if you would like a copy of the video to download.

Amy and Louise had lots of new experiences in Russia and the trip broadened their horizons. Do you think it is important to experience different cultures? Why?

The Cornish pupils have been inspired by the Russian school to try some new sports. Has anyone inspired you to try something new recently? How did they inspire you?

Does your school have any links with other countries? How do you keep in touch with these schools? What do you like about finding out about other young people?

Amy and Louise trying out some new sports inspired by the Russian school. Have you tried anything new as a result of your partnership, eg, sports, food?

Louise and Amy say everyone in Russia made them feel welcome. Why is it important to welcome people to a new place ? How would you welcome visitors to your school?

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Amy and Louise learn some Russian and also play volleyball. Would you rather learn a new sport or a new language?

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