World geography teacher Alisa LeBlanc (R) with three Shelton student ambassadors
Three sixth-graders from Shelton School attended a meeting of the Dallas Fort Worth World Affairs Council November 1 at the Hotel Crescent Court in Dallas. The threesome - Charlie Raynaud, Jackson Galbraith and Ford Myers – accompanied by their world geography teacher, Alisa LeBlanc, were on hand to meet with His Excellency Daniel Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States. Ambassador Mulhall spoke on issues surrounding Brexit and the developing trade relationship between Texas and Ireland. Ms. LeBlanc, a member of the Council, was pleased that the students could continue their study of Europe and Brexit through such a meaningful activity.
Says LeBlanc, “Being able to relate their learning to real world examples, solidifies the students' understanding. These types of events allow for experiences that are incredibly valuable both in and out of the classroom. I'm just thrilled to have had the opportunity to watch, first hand, how these students were making such profound connections to their world.”