Our friendship with the pupils and staff of Anjuman-l-Islam's Begum Sharifa Kalsekar Girls' English High School continues to grow and blossom.
In the second half of the Spring Term and in the Summer Term both schools will watch lessons and assemblies in each other's schools via SKYPE! Our 'test run', where pupils spoke to each other about lessons, subjects, celebrations, religion and hobbies, was a great success.
Mrs Fitzgerald, our Special Educational Needs Coordinator, visited Anjuman in the Autumn Term.
She exchanged work with the pupils and our main hall display showcases work from pupils in 3 different Continents.
Our pupils continue to appreciate their similarities with their friends abroad, while celebrating their differences.
During our culture week, we researched, discussed and presented the similarities and differences of food, famous landmarks and festivals in India and here in the UK.
Here is a small selection of our work.
Having planned a ‘cross-continent Talent Day’ with, our friends, the staff and pupils of Anjuman-l-Islam's Begum Sharifa Kalsekar Girls' English High School, we are in the process of setting a date this half-term for numerous talent competitions to take place.
In India, there will be a card making competition, a competition where pupils need to produce ‘wealth from waste’ (using recycled materials), salad dressing, puppet making, drawing Mehndi Patterns and a design a plate competition. At Quilters Junior, there will be a design a Lego Vehicle competition, origami, flower arranging, a boot-camp, cup cake design and a make a fashion item competition.
Pupils can choose the competition best suited to their talents!
Our friends in India have already enjoyed their Talent Day – see below. Our photos will be added shortly!
2 continents – 2 schools – 2 sets of pupils with bundles of talent!
Quilters Junior School enjoys strong relationships with two different schools in the African and Asian continents, one of which is in India and the other in Nigeria; we intend to further strengthen these relationships and our work together over the coming year.
Read on to find out how:
The school in Mumbai is the Anjuman-l-Islam's Begum Sharifa Kalsekar Girls' English High School. Mr Wade has known the principal, Fauzia Ansari, for many years.
During the Year 2015/16, our schools will work closely together in many ways:
Please have a look at their website: http://www.anjumanbskengschool.com/default2.asp#
We have sponsored a group of students in the school in Nigeria for ten years now. Timothy, Rehema, Brenda and Ivan would simply not be able to go to school without our support.