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Principals of British boarding schools to visit Ghana following a surge of interest

A delegation of more than a dozen Heads, Principals, and Senior leaders will be visiting Accra in October to meet with parents, students, government ministers and business leaders at a UK Boarding School Exhibition – following a recent surge of interest in the benefits of a British boarding education among Ghanaian families.

The main exhibition will be at The Golden Tulip Hotel on Tuesday 15th October, organized by experienced educationalists Mark Brooks Education and Anderson Education, with the full support of the UK’s Department for International Trade and British High Commission in Accra.

“The United Kingdom and Ghana enjoy shared values, a thriving trading relationship and a belief in the transformation that an outstanding, all-round education with strong pastoral care can make to futures of our young people,” said Mark Brooks one of the organisers.

Many successful academics, artists, commercial leaders, lawyers, medics, musicians, politicians, scientists and sportspeople from across Ghana owe their resilience, self-confidence, and success to the firm foundations they developed at a British boarding school.

“Choosing a school is one of the most important, emotional and financially significant decisions parents will make for their children. Time spent in early exploration, research, and discussion with individual schools and specialist consultants is not only wise, it will ensure that their sons and daughters will achieve their full potential, in a happy, safe and secure environment,” said Sara Sparling, a Director at Anderson Education.

The 12 leading boarding schools visiting Accra include a range of different types of establishment from girls’ only to co-educational, those that focus mainly on academics to others which have an emphasis on character development, schools which adhere to the traditional British curriculum to others which follow a more internationally based approach.

The full list of schools taking part in the delegation includes Abbey DLD, Bournemouth Collegiate School, Cardiff Sixth Form College, Dean Close School, Gordonstoun, Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools, Holmewood House School, Lincoln Minster School, Rossall School, St David’s College, Taunton School and Woodhouse Grove School.

“We have a long relationship with Ghana and in the past have even brought a student music tour here. However, this is my first visit and I am looking forward to re-establishing connections with such an exciting and rapidly emerging market,” said Chris Barton from Gordonstoun one of the participants.

The free exhibition will be open from 11 am to 6 pm on Tuesday 15th October 2019 at The Golden Tulip Hotel in Accra.  For more information go to www.ukboardingschoolexhibitionghana.com  or email sara@andersoneducation.co.uk.

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