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Educational problems in South Africa in some Primary schools

No hope for teachers in a Primary School. Great headline to read in a newspaper of a developing country.

Another more amazing fact from this article, which says that repeated studies show that the majority of primary school teachers are not even able to do fractions. There are not fractions found in calculus, normal everyday fractions.

I think South Africa is a country that is going forward even when most of the world most well-off countries seem as though they are starting to bite the dust. To be honest I am pretty sure the faith and hope is starting to fade with each report that is produced in the education sector and the results indicated that there was a positive outlook to be had on South Africa’s future.

What is also sad and disheartening is the education disparity that is arising due to these kind of facts. How can young children who were born into relatively disadvantaged homes ever truly achieve their full potential and become diligent and respected middle to higher class members of society if the teaching isn’t up to standards. How can they get a suitable school?

It is upsetting for any nation, no matter where it may lie on the economical ladder, to have public primary school teachers who have got a minimal, at best, knowledge of mathematics and, to make matters worse, go on strike because they believe that they do not get paid an amount that fits the quality and effort they put in to their teaching.

Little hope for teachers. It is sad that there is no hope for those who should have already maximized their own potential.

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Nepal School using a bilingual whiteboard

A bilingual whiteboard has been used in the Ullens School in Kathmandu.

This is my opinion about a very interesting article I have read that it was recently wrote by Helen Swire. She is talking about how to adapt interactive materials to teach Nepali and English simultaneously.

She is first giving a background about the Ullens School in Kathmandu.

Apparently is the first school in Nepal to teach the International Baccalaureate. However they also teach their mother tongue Nepali. Nepali language is really difficult to learn and can often be sidelined. On the other hand the school thought it could be use an interactive whiteboard in order to teach both English and Nepal. However a problem with the power cuts and electricity shortages was identified. Ullens School has been the first school to introduce those boards and they had invested in a backup power system to overcome to the reality of the main problem.

The interactive whiteboards Ullens School has used are the Promethean Activboards, which are really language friendly user however they lack content made for the device for teaching Nepali said Helen.

Ullens School has been nominated for the UNesco Wenhui award for the Educational Innovation.

Just to remember that this technology could also be used with some other languages so far I believe Chinese is one of them.

I personally think this technology could be really beneficial and useful to use in the UK. At least here there are no major power failures, most of the school got the technology in their hands but I haven´t actually seeing the use of it at this degree. Haven’t you? This could be extremely beneficial tool to teach children a second language, Spanish, French German …

Please, please, please… I am not talking here about the different software or suppliers that the schools use to provide MFL during curricular lessons as we also do. It is a great powerful tool where all the UK children could benefit from it.

In Helen’s article you will also find some tips and things to consider if you decide to implement this technology.

We hope you like this article about the Nepal School in Kathmandu (Descriptive writing).

Primary School Resources

Primary school Resources such as Music resources provide a good range of audio Spanish song.

Our Primary School Resources from our website are providing and helping primary school teachers to decide on their school assembly something different.

Already some school provides some activities where Key Stage 1 children dances in the morning with foreign music (Spanish, French, German or English). Children enjoy this activity before they start the curricular lessons.

Our CDs presents recordings and booklets include full backing tracks and the schools can enjoy and listen some traditional Spanish songs.

Inside the CD you can find the booklets that include the words form all the songs for those MFL and musically-able teachers wishing to provide an accompaniment.

Purchasing schools may also be given free access to additional online resources which they can use it with some limited period.

In some of the games that we have you can find some other  traditional Spanish songs.

This music CD was developed a lot of years ago with the support of dedicated music education resource companies that care about the quality of their school music given to Spanish children.

It is really difficult to find an education resource company that gives a fast and efficient service.

Our competitive prices, showing its dedication to a high level of customer service. Also, one with a rising choice of school play and school musical materials, we are highlighting on primary school resources, Modern foreign languages (MFL), a new range stimulating of primary lesson plans can also be found in our web site.

Some other primary school resources can be found if you look at our variety of products at:


We hope we helped with the Primary School Resources Once again thanks for all your comments we have received regarding our Primary School resources.