International schools programme launched in Plaistow

Government ministers visited a school in Plaistow to launch a national programme on Monday (June 18).

Tollgate Primary School, Barclay Road, hosted a delegation from the Department for International Development to announce Connection Classrooms, a new initiative to allow UK schools to make links overseas.

Andrew Mitchell, International Development Secretary, and Martin Davidson, CEO of British Council, met pupils and teachers then watched a presentation showing examples of their work with a school in Bangladesh before participating in a Q&A.