TEACHERS from Ysgol y Ddwylan in Newcastle Emlyn have been working with colleagues from across Europe as they look to support and engage pupils in different ways and broaden their view of teaching.

Staff from the primary school have already visited France as part of this two-year project, which is backed by the British Council and Erasmus+, the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport

While there, the teachers visited many schools, both primary and secondary, and spoke with officials from the French Education Board. They got to experience the different culture and ethos within the homes and also the schools.

Recently, 11 teachers from the Czech Republic, Denmark, France and Greece arrived in the area to gain a better insight into the education system here in West Wales.

During their visit, it was possible to plan excursions to St Fagan’s National Museum of History, for a cultural and historic view of Wales, as well as visiting different schools such as Ysgol Bro Teifi in Llandysul.

The visiting teachers also worked with pupils from Ysgol y Ddwylan and taught them games that they use in their own classrooms back home. There was also a Twmpath with the school choir performing and also Dawnswyr Talog

From Ysgol y Ddwylan, those involved were Sion Mason-Evans (headteacher), Michael Davies, co-ordinator of Erasmus+ and

Elen Bowen, a teacher who has helped organise and plan the week.

From France, Anne Constanty, Nadine Sauvezie, Nicolas Delord and Virginie Tourenc; the Czech Republic, Michaela Sicova and

Ondrej Cerny; Greece, Nikolaos Papainnou and Sevastianos-Paraschos Ntagiantas and Denmark, Michael Elholm, Lulu Grethe Olsen and Thomas Gitz Christensen.