Oldham Hulme Grammar School link with schools in Morocco
Date published: 30 November 2020
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OHGS International are delighted to formally cement their partnership with the Khalil Gibran Schools in Morocco with a Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony to be hosted by the British Embassy in Rabat on Friday 27th November.
Last year Oldham Hulme Grammar School hosted a visit from school proprietor, Fouad Lyoubi and we were delighted to welcome him to our speech night. This was followed by a reciprocal visit from Craig Mairs, Principal of Oldham Hulme Grammar and his Deputy John Dalziel to the Khalil Gibran Schools in Rabat in February this year.
Whilst in Morocco they also visited the site of the proposed new school in Tangier, which will be a key focus of the partnership between the two schools, where building work will begin shortly. More schools are planned for other major Moroccan cities. The schools will follow the British curriculum and will welcome children from kindergarten to sixth form.
The Khalil Gibran Schools are named after the influential Lebanese thinker, poet and philosopher on whose philosophy the school curriculum is based. Despite being nearly 1,500 miles apart geographically, the Khalil Gibran Schools and Oldham Hulme Grammar School share much in common in terms of both the diversity of their pupils, and their educational philosophies.
The schools are committing to share good practice between the two education systems with joint teacher training activities and exchanges of teachers between the two schools. Interactions between pupils of the two schools are already being planned via Google meets and Zoom.
OHGS International is excited about this latest international schools partnership.
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