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International Inspiration

George Mitchell School shares kinship and inspiration in Tanzania

Selected by the British Council and The Youth Sports Trust, George Mitchell School is taking part in ‘International Inspiration’, a project arising from the London 2012 Olympics.

Head teacher of the All-Through 3 – 16 school, Helen Jeffery, said “The aim is to inspire young people, not only in our school but across the globe, to use sport as a means of improving skills and building new relationships. As our school motto says:  More is in me!”

In June of this year, the Ofsted inspection team commended the school for its inclusive ethos and efforts to ensure equality of opportunity within the school and its entire community – at home and abroad.

George Mitchell is twinned, through the project, with a school in Zanzibar, East Africa called ‘Regeza Mwendo Secondary School’ . Claire Kirwin and Jo Tiddy, both senior teachers at George Mitchell, spent a week at the school last month, while the Zanzibar Headteacher, Fatma Sleyyum Abeid, will be visiting staff and students early in January 2012.

Claire said of the visit, “It was a wonderful experience. We are thrilled that we have this school as our partner.  The students and teachers reminded us of the George Mitchell community – friendly, open and just really nice people. We will work hard with the school to improve the life chances of its students.”

Juma Masoud Ally, a PE teacher from Regeza Mwendo, is in the UK visiting George Mitchell School this week.

Juma commented, “It is so cold here! But I like everything I have seen so far. This is an amazing country and I love George Mitchell School!”