Teachers enjoy a local lesson...

Teachers from around Europe meet at Highfield Humanities College for the Comenius Project.
Teachers from around Europe meet at Highfield Humanities College for the Comenius Project.

TEACHERS from around Europe have flocked to Blackpool to take in the resort’s sights and to talk education.

Highfield Humanities College in South Shore became a hub of European learning, as teachers from Holland, Spain, Finland and Germany paid a visit to talk about the Comenius Project, which will link the schools for the next two years.

It is the second time the Highfield Road college has been involved in such a project – having just completed a link with schools in Romania and Bulgaria.

Geography teacher, and Comenius Project co-ordinator, Michael Fookles said the teachers’ visit was all about getting to know each other and how the project would work over the two years.

He said: “We’ve had half a dozen teachers from countries across Europe for the planning meeting.

“They brought some students with them as part of the twinning project.”

After the morning meeting, the visitors were treated to an afternoon of tourism, starting with a Mayor’s reception.

The teachers were then taken to Blackpool Tower for a tour of the town’s iconic structure.

As well as linking the schools’ foreign education, the Comenius Project will allow pupils and staff to go on exchange trips, where they can learn about other European cultures and how the countries are different to England.

The project – an initiative by the British Council – aims to help young people acquire basic life skills and personal development for future employment and for active European citizenship.