Judgemeadow played host to overseas visitors on two occasions recently. A delegation from Bulgaria visited during the Easter holidays. On another occasion the Mayor of Krefeld, Leicester's twin city, visited as part of a city tour.
May 23, 2019
The purpose of the visit was to celebrate 50 years of Leicester twinned with Krefeld. As a school I now believe it is about 36 years if not longer.
The Mayor flew in early so that he could come to JCC to meet staff and students.
After a welcome by Jason Smith the group were taken on a tour of the college with Ambassadors and were particularly interested to see ICT and how it was used . They were very impressed and could not believe that every classroom had an interactive whiteboard and how teachers used the boards to teach. We walked into a few classrooms and impressed was an understatement.
This was followed by a showcase from our Orchestra led by Michael Fenton and assisted by Stuart Mee. The pianists were amazing too. The Orchestra played 'A Million dreams' which is a song from the Greatest Showman. The story tells about people from all walks of life coming together to produce the greatest show on earth. Our 'twining' is similar as no matter where you are, who you are,what you are, what Language you speak, 'twinning' brings people together. There were a few of us quite emotional and the Chairman of Cleta gave a very emotional speech.
Our next stop was our Sports facilities where the delegation watched various Sports and spoke to Leanne Taylor. Our students performed very well and all greeted the visitors as they left the pitch. This was followed by lunch (prepared by Cheryl and her team) and discussion and a presentation.
The following day we had the official signing at the Town Hall. The Leicester Lord Mayor opened his speech thanking Judgemeadow CC for opening the celebrations up by hosting our visitors and said that they had told him how impressed they were with all staff and students. This was reiterated by the Krefeld Lord Mayor with a wonderful speech about our school.
I was presented with a special CD for our Music department at the evening celebrations. The Krefeld Deputy Lord Mayor asked me if every school in the UK was expected to be a such a high standard as Judgemeadow CC. I had to smile!
An amazing weekend and so so proud to be part of JCC. To me we are JCC, but in the past few weeks to have visitors who have nothing by real praise for us must say something about what we are doing!
Deputy Mayor:Mr Velin Balkanski
Mr Deyan Yanev (Head FLS)