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Brunei minister at Stepney Green school to see skills being taught

PUBLISHED: 12:00 25 January 2010 | UPDATED: 15:31 05 October 2010

Dr Mohammed... meeting head boy Anamul Hussain

Dr Mohammed... meeting head boy Anamul Hussain

A GOVERNMENT delegation from the Sultanate of Brunei visited a secondary school London’s East End where they watched pupils make a tall structure from paper and sticky tape. The visit by Brunei’s Deputy Minister of Education was aimed at seeing how work skills are being taught in Britain

By Mike Brooke

A GOVERNMENT delegation from the Sultanate of Brunei visited a secondary school London’s East End where they watched pupils make a tall structure from paper and sticky tape.

The visit by Brunei’s Deputy Minister of Education, Dr Haji Mohammed Rahman, was aimed at seeing how work skills are being taught in Britain.

He visited Stepney Green College to see a workshop run as part of the Passport to Employability programme which covers managing money, searching and applying for a job and enterprise activities, giving pupils a chance at BTEC Level 2 which is the equivalent to GCSE.

Stepney Green’s headteacher Paramjit Bhutta told the Brunei delegation: “The boys love the opportunity to learn in a different context.

“The programme ensures skills for employability’ are taught in the world of work, which is as important as any other curriculum subject.”

Dr Rahman watched the 13 and 14-year-olds put their abilities at team working, decision making, communication and time management to the test by building the tallest free-standing structure they could out of paper and tape.


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