Båtsmansskolan, a middle school in Härryda municipality in southern Sweden, started a collaboration with Samtse Lower Secondary School (SLLS) in 2018. A delegation from Samtse visited Härryda and Gothenburg in January last year. And in September, a delegation from Båtsmansskolan visited Samtse.
The group from Sweden consisted of the school’s headmaster Niclas Lindberg, English teacher Nicole Chatzakos, science teacher Elisabeth Höög, librarian Jan-Ola Persson and project coordinator Crister Carlsson.
The study visit at Samtse Lower Secondary School began with a solemn reception with Trashi Khadar by the school’s entire staff and all the pupils in the schoolyard with a solemn ritual, the two national anthems, speeches by both principals and traditional dances by the school’s students.
There were many meetings between the school’s teachers and the delegation from Båtsmanskolan. The respective school systems were compared and discussions continued on the possibility of continued cooperation between the schools. Collaboration in the teaching of English and the natural sciences was discussed with the SLSS teachers. During the following days, the delegation visited all the classes in the school with a brief information about Sweden and about the project. The opportunities for continued collaboration were raised during a final meeting with the school’s management.