For the past two years we have had a link with a school in Gujerat in India and have shared collaborative learning projects with them. Some of our children have got to know children from our link school through letters and emails.
We applied for funding from the British Council to enable a reciporcal visit to take place between a teacher from each school and we were successful in securing the funding.
So during October half term Miss Hughes went to visit the school in India to share more work and plan for Year Four's upcoming topic. She had a fantastic time and our link school Anand Vidya Vihar made her very welcome with dance presentations, local food and much more. She was impressed by the Indian Pupil's learning and enjoyed her time at the school. Miss Hughes is leading a whole school assembly next week to share her experiences and the hundreds of photographs she took!
We are now hoping to receive a reciprocal visit and are looking forward to welcoming the teacher from India to share the fantastic things we do here at Springbank. Year 4 are also looking forward to starting their India Topic in the Spring term.
This is all part of our International curriculum and work towards the Stephen Lawrence Standard. This learning enables our children to develop a greater awareness of different cultures and promotes celebrating diversity and respect for all, something we believe is extremely important for all our children.