A group of Argentinian students were so delighted to join in lessons at Solihull School they cooked up traditional dishes and danced the tango.
The 15 boys and girls from Yapeyu School at Corrientes in northern Argentina spent a week teaching 13 to 17-year old boys and girls at the independent school about the geography, history and culture of their country. They also assisted in Junior School Spanish language classes.
The students were able to give their business and economics studies a boost in lessons with Solihull School’s Lower Sixth Form, who in turn listened to lectures on Argentina’s economy by visiting teacher Jeronimo Gonzalez.
The Argentinians took opportunities to tour the Jaguar Land Rover plant in Solihull and the Coventry Transport Museum and visited Stratford-upon-Avon and Kenilworth Castle on their visit in which they were hosted by pupils’ families.
The students also demonstrated their traditional homeland skills by cooking up Argentinian corn soufflé and jelly jam tarts for Solihull School’s teachers to enjoy in a coffee break. Just before leaving they took to the stage in the School’s final assembly of the summer term to dance the famous tango.
Julie Brown, a Solihull School Geography teacher, said: “This was the second visit by Yapeyu School since we first started corresponding in 2009 and everyone found it just as exciting. Both schools are thoroughly enjoying this mutual horizon-broadening association which I am sure will continue to develop.”