As part of our Crossing Oceans topic the Year 4 students have all chosen a country to study in detail. Each boy chose a country they had very little prior knowledge on and some of the countries have been very challenging to research. We have focussed on drawing on a wide variety of sources, with visits to the Senior School Library, local regional libraries and web-based searches all contributing to the information gathering.
Another interesting information source has been the individual country consulates and embassies. The boys all drafted then finalised emails which they sent out and have been thrilled with the replies they received. Learning how to write a formal email requesting assistance and then following up with a polite thank you email has been a great learning experience for the boys.