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Accra Academy students host British High Commissioner

Iain Walker, the British High Commissioner has attended a special ‘British Day’ exhibition at Accra Academy. The event which was designed to explore core British values, culture and principles, was hosted by the English department of the school.

This was in collaboration with the British High Commission and the British Council.

One of the key features of the event was an exhibition created entirely by the students, showcasing personal items which reflect their individual association with the United kingdom.

Madame Caroline Ndifor, a representative of the British Council, facilitated a discussion forum with the students on the resources available from the Council to help develop their awareness of the English language and culture. She also offered guidance on the international relevance of the IELTS English proficiency tests for students seeking further education abroad.

The main event of the day was an informal Q&A session between the British High Commissioner and students. Questions varied, ranging from politics and diplomacy to Iain’s love of Arsenal football club!

The High Commissioner emphasised on how young people can start contributing to a progressive and sustainable Ghana that is beyond aid.

He was hopeful the High Commission would support a rolling programme that takes him to other schools in the country.

In an interview, Kwame Anane-Crane, the organiser of the event said this is the first in a series to bring “interesting people of experience” to inspire and mentor students.

Such interactions, he said, would help to develop the emotional and social intelligence of the students in preparation for the demands of the 21st century.

He was hopeful that the High Commission would support a rolling programme that takes him to other schools in the country.

The event was supported by Rev F. William Garr, headmaster of Accra Academy and Madam Jemima Adipah of the English department.

Source: 3news.com | Ghana

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