Our Friends Abroad
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.
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 2018/19, our schools will work closely together in many ways:
- Our pupils will write to one another, making friends in another continent.
- The children will Skype their new friends, enjoying debates about school issues and will engage in discussions about the differences and similarities of their daily lives.
- The children in each school will learn out about our shared values.
- Our Quiltonians will continue to raise money for good causes locally, alongside our friends in the Rotary Club, and we will also raise money for good causes in the community of the Anjuman-l-Islam's Begum Sharifa Kalsekar Girls' English High School.
- We will run simultaneous events, like 'Talent Day', where the pupils in our school and their friends in Mumbai will engage in and enjoy the same activities on the same day. We will share our work with one another. There will be work by our pupils proudly displayed in the school corridors in Mumbai!
- All of our shared work and experiences will be celebrated on this page.
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.
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 Autumn 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.
Year 3 Our Festivals
Year 4 Houses of Parliament and the Taj Mahal
Year 5 Questionnaire
Year 6 The Taj Mahal - structure in poetry
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!