25 May '14

News Young interpreter scheme helps schools promote cultural diversity

Hampshire initiative to help migrant pupils learn English from peers now also teaching parents and the idea is spreading fast Overall and grassroots excellence winner in Guardian public services awardsDeputy headteacher Vicky Hopkins can see the difference the young interpreter scheme has made to cultural tolerance in the classroom of her Hampshire primary school. Now she hopes to achieve the same results in the local community following the creation of a similar interpreter programme for parents whose first language is not English. Continue reading...

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