20 delegates from East Java in Indonesia travelled over 7,000 miles specifically to sample the expertise offered by Havering College.
The group were a mix of head teachers, principals of secondary schools, curriculum experts and engineering practitioners, all interested in exploring new and innovative power generating systems including wind, hydro, gas, electric, nuclear and solar.
They participated in a two week Electrical Engineering course that included a selection of exciting lectures and practical workshops supported by relevant field trips. They sampled real life working environments and these included a power station, recycling plant and an Eco Park. During their stay, it was also important for them to experience and appreciate the culture and diversity of Britain. To this end, trips were arranged to some of London’s major tourist attractions, the British Museum, Science Museum, Borough Market and the Houses of Parliament.
Overall the two week visit was a real success. The delegates appreciated their experience of British education and British culture. They felt both welcomed and valued and are looking forward to sharing their experience with other and delivering similar training themselves to secondary school teachers across their region.