I spent a very wet and dreary Monday at St Edward’s RC School in Marylebone in London. The fact that it was cold and wintry didn’t bother me a bit, because inside, the school was warm and welcoming and the kids were loads of fun. I talked to four groups of Grade 3 and 4 students who laughed in all the right places and were shocked and appalled when they should have been too J
It was my first foray into a Catholic School in the UK and I’m still not entirely sure how they work compared to at home. Several people have told me that Catholic schools are akin to State Schools but run by the church. I have also been told that they don’t charge fees but again I’d have to do some more research.
The children loved the drama activities and we had some absolutely natural actors. They had the rest of their classes in fits.
St Edward’s has a very diverse student population and a lovely feel. I met two Australian teachers who were working there. A girl from Melbourne and a fellow from Adelaide. I think Australian teachers are highly valued in the UK for their professionalism and work ethic.