Health and Social care students in one of our Tottenham Green Centre classrooms
The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London welcomed visitors from the French school MFR Jallais as part of their trip to London to study how British systems compare to French systems. The trip, which the class funded themselves from various fundraising events and activities, included visits to other iconic British areas such as Camden Market, Whitehall and Buckingham Palace and other institutions such as St. Joseph’s pastoral Care home for people with learning difficulties.
The itinerary for the trip was decided by the students themselves, and focussed on places that paralleled with their own areas of study. They were particularly interested in visiting organisations which compared with the careers they were each hoping to pursue. With two students hoping to go into Health and Social Care, they chose to visit our Tottenham Green Centre to interact with some of our students on these courses. They were able to interact with our students (some of whom helpfully spoke French!) and compare the College’s system to their own.
When asked about their findings, one student said “The building here is much more personal than our own. We like that your students are encouraged to decorate your classrooms and express your creativity”. When comparing the curriculum it was said that “…the system is much freer at the College. And there is a much more open way of doing things – there is much more diversity in the classes which is good.”
Roslyn O’Garro, Health, Social Care and Early Years Head of School said: “The visit also helped our learners to gain information on the French Education system in relation to vocational courses. We have a number of French speaking students who may now look for opportunities to work in a health and social care environment as interpreters.”
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- Last Updated: 04 June 2014