Carol Omand, Headteacher, Gartconner Primary School, Kirkintilloch
Everyone at Gartconner Primary School was delighted to welcome Sonja Jacobsen and Oda Friduflotum, two student teachers from the Faroe Islands who travelled to Scotland to spend the month of January at the school to study the Storyline approach. Headteacher, Carol Omand said that it was such a memorable experience for the whole school. We learned a lot about the Faroese way of life and also about their education system. Sonja and Oda spent the majority of their time in a Primary 3 class where the children thoroughly enjoyed their involvement in the Storyline work they were doing. The students said that they had learned a great deal during their month’s visit and they plan to take this experience back to inform their continuing studies. Our final day with Oda and Sonja was very emotional as we had grown extremely fond of them. We were treated to their most beautiful singing as part of their farewell. We have all learned a great deal from this experience and we send our warmest wishes to Sonja and Oda for a very happy future. We hope our paths will meet again.