Pilton College students to attend global conference

STUDENTS from Pilton Community College will join counterparts from eight Middle Eastern countries at a conference in London on Sunday. Teenagers from the Barnstaple school will debate global issues and build greater understanding between the two regions

STUDENTS from Pilton Community College will join counterparts from eight Middle Eastern countries at a conference in London on Sunday.

Teenagers from the Barnstaple school will debate global issues and build greater understanding between the two regions at the one-day Global Citizenship Conference, being held as part of the British Council's Connecting Classrooms programme.

Four Pilton students will meet pupils from their partner school in Oman. They will be joined by students from other schools across England, Northern Ireland, Iraq, Yemen, Kuwait, UAE, Oman, Qatar and Bahrain, who are all involved in the international school linking scheme.

John Davies, Pilton's assistant head teacher, said: "Our link with Oman through the Connecting Classrooms partnership has already had a significant impact on all the students and teachers involved.


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"The conference will be a unique opportunity for our students to meet and continue the dialogue face to face."

Following the London meeting at the British Council head office, students and teachers from the Omani school will spend four days in Barnstaple to learn more about life in UK schools and local communities.

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Pilton student Anna Caswell, 14, said: "I'm really pleased to have the opportunity to visit London with our Omani guests and then to bring them back to see my school and the local area.

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