PRIMARY school teachers are heading north in their aim to bring new teaching methods to the school.
Kelsall Primary headteacher Steve Williams, along with teachers Jon Clayton and Gillian Little, has been to Norway on a fact-finding mission about reading methods.
David Wearing, deputy head, said: “We have had a partnership with a school in Norway for the last five years.
“Teachers from the Norway school came over in April. Our teachers have now gone there to work with colleagues in their school. During their visit, the staff will be focusing both on reading and the way the school uses outdoor learning in their teaching.
“We have already incorporated some of the outdoor methods.
“It’s not only obvious subjects such as art and PE which benefit from being taught outside, but also literacy, maths and science.
“We have done outdoor maths and maths trails with the children. The children love being outside, so we are thinking of making an allotment at the school.
“It is important to get the children outside and making the most of the local environment.”
Two other Kelsall teachers are also heading abroad on a trip to Ontario, Canada, to look at raising standards in rural schools.
Julie Dutton and Katie Hetherington will head to Canada as part of the Teachers’ International Professional Development scheme over half term. They will be looking at different schools’ systems and their approach to schooling.