A pair of Wandsworth teachers will be using some newly learned skills this year after spending their summer in the United States.

Hiten Mistry from Putney High School and Joseph Reid from Trinity St Mary’s School received a special invitation to a special teaching and learning week in Utah, focused on using technology to support pupil achievement.

Flying to Utah in late July, Hiten and Joseph joined hundreds of educators at The Weber State University in Ogden.

Now in its 14th year, the Discovery Education Summer Institute connects tech-savvy teachers from around the world to share ideas and inspiration.

Featuring interactive seminars and hands-on workshops exploring technologies such as augmented reality and virtual reality, the event aims to helps teachers create digital learning environments.

Speaking after returning from Utah, Hiten said: “The Discovery Education Summer Institute was an unforgettable experience.

"After 16 years in education I’ve never experienced over 100 educators from different educational contexts in one room, sharing and collaborating.

"The positive vibes, stories and ideas from all those I met will stay with me for a very long time.”