While we have a National Curriculum, an education in rural south Norfolk is always going to be in contrast with one experienced in inner city London.
Pupils at Attleborough Academy have struck up friendships with their peers at Ambler School, which is in Finsbury Park, via the tried and tested penpals system.
This academic year it is hoped that visits between the schools will be developed so that students can meet their penpals and actually experience some of the different opportunities that a rural or city educated student is exposed to.
The letters are aimed at exploring what life is like for a young person growing up in East Anglia in contrast to life in an urban capital city environment.
It is part of the National Link project which aims to improve schools’ understanding of education in different contexts. Assistant principle Carmina McConnell, who has been at the forefront of the project, said: “The aim is to enrich the educational experience of our students by exploring different environmental, cultural and educational contexts of other schools in the country.”