A STEETON Primary School teacher has been honoured for her efforts to link her pupils with children abroad.

Diana Linford won two UK education awards at the eTwinning national awards ceremony in Nottingham.

The awards celebrate those who have produced outstanding work as part of eTwinning, which enables schools across Europe to work together on creative projects using digital technology.

Mrs Linford won the Languages Award for the Farming Around Europe project, which brought together schools in nine countries to compare food being grown both in their school gardens and across their countries.

The Whole School Award was given for a project entitled World War Two: Our Shared History, which let children in several countries share their research into the war experiences of local people.

Both projects included the use of technologies such as video-conference calls between schools and the production of an ebook containing the children's work.

Mrs Linford, who teaches French at schools in both Steeton and Eastburn, said that eTwinning was a wonderful way to work with schools abroad.

She said: “Working together on an international shared project offers the children, and teachers, the opportunity to learn from their peers around Europe. "