Art teacher travels to Nigeria for education programme

An art teacher who works at a Beckenham girls’ school recently travelled to Nigeria to take part in a global education development programme.

Mr Fox Joyce, who teaches at Langley Park School for Girls’, journeyed to Lagos, Nigeria, on Saturday, February 10 to take part in the British Councils ‘Connecting Classrooms’ project.

The project looks at developing teaching and learning practice in different schools around the world, with core skills in communication, digital literacy, creative thinking and to help young people learn about global issues and become responsible global citizens.

During his trip, Mr Joyce worked closely with partner school, Lagos Boys Junior. Whilst working with department members across the whole school, he observed what the staff and students in Lagos Boys Junior Academy face on a daily basis.

Mr Joyce commented: “Imagine what these teachers could achieve with the types of resources we have in our fantastic Bromley schools and take for granted.”

He is also now working with the school in Lagos on developing a sustainable, collaborative project which will enable communication between the two schools, helping students to learn about each other’s cultures, histories and environments.

Speaking as he was about to return to England, Mr Joyce said: “It is time to sadly say goodbye to all the wonderful members of staff and the students that I have been privileged to meet, work with and learn from at Lagos Boys Junior Academy. I am sad to leave but extremely enriched by what I have seen and experienced at this very special school which seeks to support young people in their journey ahead of them.”