International Delegation Comes to Lane School

Submitted by Lane School Principal Rob Ackerman

Principal Rob Ackerman and Lane School's international visitors
Principal Rob Ackerman and Lane School’s international visitors

Today we had three visitors from Pakistan as part of  a cultural program sponsored by the US State Department (information on the program was detailed in this recent Bedford Citizen article).

All three visitors were very complimentary of our staff and of the warmth the teachers demonstrated in their classrooms.  In addition, they were surprised at the diversity in the Lane classrooms (one of our classrooms had students with families from Iraq, India, Palestine, Dominican Republic, and Somalia).

Our students had all sorts of questions for the women (“What is the weather like in Pakistan? What food do you eat? Do students learn the same subjects as us? Do students have the same homework we do?).

I was surprised to learn the average size of Pakistani public school classrooms was close to 100 students!

The delegation expressed to me how they hoped their visit could be a small step in bringing a positive connection between the two countries.

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9 years ago

What a great picture! Who was that photographer?

Thomas McDonald
9 years ago

It is so nice to see peaceful cooperation.

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