The Heritage School offers an amazing placement that provides flexibility and support.
This placement has taught me so much and I believe I have personally developed greatly in my confidence and have improved my interpersonal skills. I also have created a larger network of professional and social contacts.
I would definitely recommend this placement to all students looking to work and study abroad.
My placement at The Heritage School, Zimbabwe has provided me with an extensive practical teaching skill set that incorporates the theoretical concepts learnt throughout my university degree. I am currently studying Sport and Social Science at the University of Bath and, therefore, I was based within the Sports Department for the duration of my placement. I was provided with the freedom to work across both the junior and senior schools which in turn provided me with the liberty of adopting various pedagogic approaches, thus, emphasising the development of my practical knowledge. This placement has enabled me to create a wide network of contacts with individuals outside of the institution as well as within. Whilst on placement I was accommodated for by the Acacia House – The Heritage School’s newly established boarding house. This is a spacious, modern, and clean facility that is equipped to make you feel as at home as possible. Both the students and faculty at The Heritage School are friendly and welcoming with the school moto ‘Alta Pete’ – Aim High – at the core of their values.
Alongside gaining excellent practical experience, I was also lucky enough to explore Zimbabwe.
Just some of my experiences include:
- Camping in Nyanga – where I saw the second tallest waterfall in Africa.
- Staying in a lodge on the Zambezi River.
- Going to Kariba for a long weekend away where I saw wild elephants, crocodiles and hippos.
- Going on a trip to Victoria Falls – the falls themselves are breath-taking but there are also numerous exciting activities you can do there, such as bungee jumping, a canopy tour, white water rafting, etc.
Additionally, I also visited Imire Safari Park and The Wild is Life Sanctuary where I have been privileged enough to see animals such as lions, giraffes, zebras, elephants, warthogs, impalas, hyenas, and many more.