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Dedham Country Day School to host 14 Icelandic teachers, administrators

Posted by Natalie Feulner  April 19, 2012 10:00 AM

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NEWS RELEASE:

A delegation of 14 teachers from Dalskóli, the newest school in Reykjavik, Iceland, and the first to educate children aged two to 12-years-old under one roof, will visit Dedham Country Day School on Thursday, April 19, 2012.

They will be introduced and sing a song at an all-school assembly at 8:15 a.m. and then spend the morning visiting classrooms.

Hildur Jóhannesdóttir, the headmaster of Dalskóli, who was a music teacher in elementary school for twenty years, writes, “We are developing a school where music, art, outdoor teaching, and literacy are key components.”

DCD is one of the schools they will visit during their four-day stay to research and exchange ideas with American schools that share their interest in making music and art an important part of the curriculum.

DCD Head of School Nick Thacher said, “The photographs on the Dalskóli Web site speak a universal ‘small school’ magic. We’re delighted by this cross-cultural opportunity to enrich both our teachers’ and our students’ educational experience.”

Natalie Feulner can be reached at natalie.feulner@gmail.com.

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