Bromley teacher travels to Nigera to connect with classroom

PUBLISHED: 16:47 13 March 2018 | UPDATED: 16:47 13 March 2018

Mr Fox Joyce with students at Lagos Boys Junior Academy. Picture: Ed Fox Joyce

Mr Fox Joyce with students at Lagos Boys Junior Academy. Picture: Ed Fox Joyce


A Bromley teacher travelled to a Nigerian school last month, as part of the British Council’s Connecting Classrooms project.

Mr Fox Joyce teaching at the Nigerian school. Picture: Ed Fox Joyce Mr Fox Joyce teaching at the Nigerian school. Picture: Ed Fox Joyce

Ed Fox Joyce, who is head of visual arts at Langley Park School for Girls, in Hawksbrook Lane, Beckenham, journeyed to Lagos on February 10, to work closely with Nigerian school Lagos Boys Junior Academy, which Langley Park had been twinned with.

The project is a global education programme, looking to develop different schools around the world, with core skills in communication, digital literacy and creative thinking.

It aims to help young people learn about global issues and become responsible citizens, and Langley Park School felt privileged to have a member of its staff participate in the scheme.

Mr Fox Joyce spent four days at the school, mainly teaching arts and design lessons as well as observing the daily life there.

He said: “It was a really humbling experience to see how they were teaching the children with such limited resources as well as the amazing commitment from the students.

“I was made to feel so welcome.

“It’s incredible to imagine what these teachers could achieve with the types of resources we have in our fantastic Bromley schools and take for granted.”

Mr Fox Joyce is now working with the school in Lagos on developing a sustainable, collaborative project, which will enable communication between the two schools, helping students to learn about each other’s cultures, histories and environments.

He added: “At our school we have been working on quite a large photography project called Rivers of the World, and as an extension of the that we are developing it further in Nigeria to do some photography work with children at the school.

“We are looking at a Nigerian photographer called George Osodi, who is known for photographing kings or monarchs in Nigeria.

“We got a group of boys from the school to think about their own communities and kings.”

Mr Fox Joyce also enjoyed taking part in a teaching conference at the school, where he was able to speak about different aspects of education as well as addressing the different issues surrounding it.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Bromley Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Bromley Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Bromley Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest news

27 minutes ago

The Churchill Theatre held its Spring Brochure Launch last week (March 13), in their newly refurbished lounge, ahead of World Theatre Day on Tuesday, March 27.

The hit musical inspired by the life of rock legend Marc Bolan is returning to the stage for a UK wide tour, marking 40th anniversary of the iconic star’s untimely death.

Latest statistics for the borough have shown that crimes such as arson, fly-tipping and anti-social behaviour have fallen in targeted areas since the introduction of a multi-agency initiative.

Yesterday, 16:16

It may have finished 25 years ago, but the popularity and fan base of BBC sitcom `Allo `Allo is always growing.

Yesterday, 12:53

A Mottingham woman who lost her 53-year-old husband to a brain tumour is inviting local people to help raise funds towards finding a cure for the illness.

Yesterday, 10:59

Outstanding work and achievements were celebrated across the borough and surrounding areas at the Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust’s annual awards last week (Wednesday, March 14), with many titles awarded to services across Bexley and Bromley.

Most read


Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

Read the Bromley Times e-edition today

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Show Job Lists

Family Notices 24

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder