Comenius Conference visits Kents Cavern
Today, 34 European delegates and students and staff from Churston Ferrers Grammar School visited Kents Cavern as part of the Comenius Programme.
The Comenius programme is funded by the European Commission and managed in the UK by the British Council. The programme provides funding and professional development to enable students and teachers across Europe to work together and learn about each other’s culture and education methods. All six schools are based in a Geopark area with Torbay being the only Urban Geopark.
This week sees Churston Ferrers Grammar School hosting the UK Geopark conference with partner schools from Hungary, Italy (Sicily), Norway, France and Germany as part of an EU scheme to create partnerships across Europe and improve education standards. The 24 students and 10 staff are being hosted by 5 year 13 students and 3 staff from Churston Ferrers Grammar School.
As a gateway site to UNESCO’s English Riviera Global Geopark, Kents Cavern was the first place to visit on their agenda, and they were taken around the caves by Elliot, our education officer and were met in the last chamber by Nick Powe, and given a presentation on the Geopark.
The group are here all week and will be visiting many other sites around the Geopark such as Berry Head and Cockington, as well as seeing Torbay by boat!