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A Trip to Geneva

Comenius Camps are international events that bring together schools from across Europe, allowing students to learn from each other and encourage mobility across the EU.

A Trip to Geneva

Comenius Camps are international events that bring together schools from across Europe, allowing students to learn from each other and encourage mobility across the EU. Jack Cadman and Armani Nasser found out about how four Tapton students got involved in one camp hosted by a school in Geneva.

Switzerland. It’s known for its chocolate, beauty and impressive buildings. But the Comenius project is definitely one to add to the list.

In November 2012 four Tapton students, Sagal Arboshe, Juweyria Farah, Semsinur Kaya and Halima Essa, represented the school in Geneva. Their mission was to learn about racism and human rights, but to also take on challenges. They visited places like ‘The Red Cross’, ‘The United Nations’ and ‘CERN’. But that’s not all! They even participated in realistic scenarios and with the help of ‘The International Support Service’ were able to understand what the human rights of most citizens were like during and after the Second World War.

One of the members of staff who attended was Mrs Goodhead.  She explained how it was “a wonderful trip” and described it as an “eye-opening learning experience”. She went on to tell us that she enjoyed observing the Tapton students gain new experiences and how quickly they interacted and made new friends, “It wasn’t long before we were chatting, laughing and exchanging contact details. I was very proud to lead such a well organised and highly inspirational trip to Switzerland”.

And I’m sure we all agree that Switzerland has definitely proved to be an adventurous, educational and successful trip.

Tapton School will be hosting the next Comenius camp from Monday 25th to Thursday 28th February. This exciting event will involve children from six different schools from Poland, Italy, Germany, The Czech Republic, Switzerland coming together to explore the themes of diversity and inclusivity. Watch this space for more details

By Armani Nasser and Jack Cadman