11 Sep '14

News Globetrotting teacher visits more than 55 countries to inspire his students

Nothing gives students the experience of awe and wonder better than travelling, says teacher Matthew Bell, who plans to visit every country in the world to inspire his geography lessonsGeography teacher Matthew Bell is deputy head at North Cestrian Grammar School in Altrincham, Cheshire. His passion for travel has not only informed his lessons and assemblies, but has also inspired students to follow in his footsteps by organising their own educational trips abroad, from The Netherlands to India.I spend my six-week holidays travelling to broaden my mind and the minds of my students. When I came out of university I went into banking for four years. I felt like it was very cloak and dagger and not on the same side as the customer. I wanted to sell geographical learning; instead of using secondary resources, such as textbooks or the internet, I thought there was no better way to do that than by seeing and experiencing the things I teach about first hand. Continue reading...

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