I have been offered the fantastic opportunity to undertake a collaborative teaching placement in a primary school in Virginia, USA in association with George Mason University. This placement will allow me to develop further as a teacher, enabling me to not only return to the classroom in the UK with new and exciting ideas, perspectives and attitudes about learning but to also enrich the learning of my current class through the forging of links between students in both schools. I aim for this trip to be the beginning of a close partnership between my current school and primary schools in Virginia so that future teachers, both American and British, can carry on learning from one another. This project, planned for May, has support from both sides of the pond but is being hindered by a lack of funding opportunities. I hope to raise enough money to cover my transport costs to and from Virginia. I would be truly grateful for any donations, whatever the amount, to help this project get off the ground and over to America!