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St Colm’s Welcomes Teachers of English from The Netherlands

The staff and pupils of St Colm’s High School were delighted to host thirteen teachers from The Netherlands on Friday morning. The group, led by Lisette Bentveizen were on a week-long visit to Northern Ireland to get a flavour of Irish culture but mainly to look at our education system in practice with a view to improving their own provision in Alfrink College, Zoetermeer.

Mr Walsh gave a presentation to the group after which they were given a tour of the school and classroom visits to observe the learning and teaching strategies employed by our outstanding teachers. Head of English, Ms Mackel expressed a special word of thanks to Saskia McManus from Year 8 who recited a beautiful poem she had written about dealing with mental health.

The day proved to be a great success, with St Colm’s the final stop-off point on their journey, before flying back to Amsterdam on Friday afternoon.

We wish our visitors a safe journey home and hope that maybe some of our staff get the opportunity to visit Alfrink College in the near future.

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