Grammar school staff bond in Ghana visit

Skegness Grammar School staff Amanda Black and Grant Edgar pictured in Ghana. (Photo supplied).
Skegness Grammar School staff Amanda Black and Grant Edgar pictured in Ghana. (Photo supplied).

TWO teachers from Skegness took part in an inspirational trip to Ghana to help create international sporting links for schools.

Recently, Skegness Grammar School staff, Grant Edgar, deputy head and Amanda Black, acting head of PE, visited a school in Ghana along with a group from 10 other Lincolnshire schools.

The group took part in an International Inspirations programme run by the Youth Support Trust and The British Council which was inspired by Lord Coe’s promise to build a sporting legacy from the 2012 London Olympics.

It is hoped that the programme will benefit communities internationally as well as in this country.

Mr Edgar and Miss Black spent a week in Ghana’s capital, visiting Accra Girls Senior High School where They were involved in teaching history and PE to classes of up to 60 pupils.

“The biggest problems in the school are due to lack of resources, but despite this the pupils were an inspiration due to their positive attitude and work ethic,” said a Skegness Grammar School spokesperson.

It was not all serious study, however, as the Skegness teachers accompanied the children to sporting events and Mr Edgar taught them some Scottish country dancing. “The girls were clearly intrigued and amused by ‘The Gay Gordon’ and then returned the compliment by attempting to teach their guests a traditional African dance,” a spokesperson added.

The head teacher and head of PE from Accra Girls High, aim to visit Skegness next year in the hope of developing a long term partnership between the two schools.