In March, some Warren New Tech Excessive College college students participated in a digital tradition change with their counterparts at Holy Childhood Excessive College in Jamaica.
Now, Warren County Faculties hopes that this connection can develop right into a sister college standing that may enable a deeper partnership.
New Tech Science trainer Kingsley Wray set the concept for the cultural change in movement. Now in his second 12 months at Warren New Tech, Wray taught at Holy Childhood for 17 years earlier than coming to Warren County Faculties. In Jamaica, he taught sciences for grades seven via 11, spiritual training and parts of bodily training.
Wray got here to Warren County Faculties via a U.S. Division of State sponsorship as a global trainer. He defined that the sponsorship requires that he interact his American college students in a cultural change with their residence nation, ideally from the college the place they beforehand taught.
Worldwide lecturers should provide two cultural exchanges annually. One can contain a dialogue of the tradition of the trainer’s residence nation, and the opposite have to be a extra direct engagement between college students.
Wray has concerned all the scholars he teaches prior to now, however, this 12 months, he needed to deal with his senior physics college students to offer them a particular alternative to attach with college students in Jamaica.
The Warren New Tech college students linked with the HCHS college students by way of Zoom, a expertise which allows customers to conduct digital face-to-face conferences.
“The scholars have been capable of see and talk with one another,” Wray stated.
Wray facilitated the cultural change, joined by Warren County Faculties Superintendent Dr. Mary Younger and Warren New Tech Principal Dr. Brian Matney.
The scholars from Warren County and Jamaica requested questions of one another, discussing such matters because the sports activities they performed and the way exams differed within the two nations.
The change additionally included displays about tradition, pursuits and day by day life in every nation. The Warren New Tech college students included details about Native American music and dance, and African-American tradition.
Wray was excited to see that college students at each faculties loved the cultural change and needed them to proceed sooner or later. He hopes that, ultimately, college students from Warren New Tech will be capable of spend time in Jamaica, and HCHS college students will be capable of go to the USA.
Younger additionally hopes that the partnership will deepen, describing the cultural change as a superb alternative for college kids at each excessive faculties.
“Whereas the preliminary interactions are casual, my hope is that there will probably be a proper partnership,” she stated. “There are a lot of advantages to this partnership to incorporate:
“• Cultural consciousness, which offers like-minded friends to extend their information of different nations’ traditions, customs, and rituals