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Last Updated: Thursday, 12 January 2006, 08:05 GMT
Back to school with World Class
Natasha Kaplinsky presented Breakfast from Kenya last summer
After our reports from Kenya, hundreds signed up
You may remember that last summer, as part of our week long series in Africa, we reported on a scheme which organises school twinning projects online.

Natasha Kaplinsky went to the Sher Moi school on the shores of Lake Naivasha in Kenya.

She found out how pupils are using webcasts and e-mails to find out more about life at their twin school back in the UK.

Following that report, we had hundreds of e-mails - and well over a thousand new schools signed up for the project, called World Class, which is run by BBC Online (see the link on the right hand side of this story).

Breakfast reported from a primary school in Kenya last summer
Kenyan pupils were twinned with Preston, Lancashire

This morning, Natasha came back for just one day, to give us an update.

She reported live from Preston Park Primary School in Wembley in North West London.

The school's 650 pupils speak 36 different languages. Their families come from as far afield as Romania, Pakistan and Russia.

Natasha spoke to Tashkia about her emails to Ghana
Natasha spoke to the pupils about what they like about the World Class initiative.

They email pupils at schools in Africa and discuss the differences and similiarities in their education.

Natasha said that her visit to Kenya had been inspiring - but going to see the other end of the project showed that "it works all ways round" - the benefits are reciprocal.

Natasha at Preston Park Primary School

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