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School swap gives pupils a glimpse of life in the country
10:20am Saturday 5th October 2013 in News
PUPILS from Fairfield First School were paid a visit by a junior school class from Washwood Heath in north-east Birmingham as part of a cultural exchange.
The pupils from inner city Leigh Junior School, established a link with the village school in Fairfield several years ago, in order for children from both schools to be able to compare life in a rural and urban neighbourhood.
The community in Fairfield got involved in helping to organise the visit, with children from Willow class taking the visiting students on a walk around the village before paying a visit to St Mark’s Church and Glover’s Meadow Farm.
Back at the school they had a chance to chat to one another, try their hand at climbing the boulder wall, and take part in some classroom activities.
The link between the two schools will be continued throughout the year with pupils emailing one another and sending letters, and a visit to Washwood Heath is planned later in the year.
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