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Uganda school teachers drop into lessons

PUBLISHED: 08:15 15 September 2002 | UPDATED: 12:39 03 March 2010

A DELEGATION of 30 teachers from King's College, Budo in Uganda visited Ipswich School to meet with the headmaster and heads of departments and to observe lessons.

A DELEGATION of 30 teachers from King's College, Budo in Uganda visited Ipswich School to meet with the headmaster and heads of departments and to observe lessons.

"The two schools have quite a lot in common," explains Ipswich School's headmaster Ian Galbraith. "Both are co-educational, both have borders and both are Anglican foundations. I hope that closer links between us will develop as a result of this visit."

The original link with King's, Budo came about because former Ipswich School student Josh Robinson, who is now reading English at Queens' College, Cambridge, spent his Gap year teaching at the school. Josh's grandfather is a former headmaster at King's.

The school is located eight miles south west of Kampala, the Ugandan capital. It was founded by the Church Missionary Society in 1906 as a boys' school and became co-educational in 1930, at a time when co-educational boarding schools were very rare. The current headmaster, George Semivule, is a former pupil of the school, which is academically very successful and enjoys strong links with Makerere University.

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