Pupils and teachers at Nunnery Wood High School have welcomed a visiting teacher from Kenya.

Eric Amuhaya, the deputy head teacher from Juja Road Primary School in Kenya, visited the school for three days from November 18-20 to observe and participate in various arts classes.

The visit is part of the British Council, Global Classrooms and The Rivers of the World art and education project in which Nunnery Wood High School art teacher Clodagh Westhead, and seven other Worcestershire teachers were able to participate.

In May 2019, they travelled to Kenya to begin the process of building links with schools in Nairobi, spending time in Juja Road Primary School, observing school routines, lessons and teaching art to the Kenyan students.

Mr Amuhaya was part of a group of teachers who visited participating Worcestershire schools.

The group was welcomed at Tudor Grange Academy Worcester by a choir before visiting their respective host schools.

In addition to spending time with their hosting schools, they also attended an exhibition of art work produced by both students in Worcester and Kenya at the Diglis Hotel as well as having the opportunity to travel to the Birmingham German market before heading back home.

Mr Amuhaya took part in art classes, music classes and drama classes using Banana Tree Bark as an inspiration for an art lesson and teaching Year 11 GCSE Music about African Music.

Mrs Westhead said: “It is an amazing experience for all schools involved.

"All the teachers have learnt so much already from the exchange and the link will provide exciting opportunities for our students and the students in Juja Road going forward.” 

Headteacher Steve Powell said: “Mr Amuhaya had a wonderful impact on the students at Nunnery during his visit – both by teaching memorable lessons but also by building a bond with us that we hope to build on over the coming years.”