Gislingham Primary School completes exchange project with India

Gislingham Primary School teachers Laura Winch (left) and Sophie Cordell (right) on their exchange trip to India.

Gislingham Primary School teachers Laura Winch (left) and Sophie Cordell (right) on their exchange trip to India.

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Two teachers at Gislingham Primary School expanded the horizons of their pupils across the world earlier this year after becoming involved in a teacher exchange initiative with a school in India.

Laura Winch and Sophie Cordell spent a week at the Bharti Public School in New Delhi, which teaches 2,000 children aged three to 17, before senior staff members Shalini Sabharwal and Nidhi Malhotra visited Gislingham to return the favour, where they provided beginner Hindi lessons and a cookery demonstration.

The Gislingham schoolchildren have also been studying the similarities and differences between both schools, with the older pupils taking part in a pen pal project with those at Bharti Public School.

Ms Winch said: “Having Shalini and Nidhi visit was a fantastic experience for our whole school community. We are delighted that our pupils have shown such curiosity and enthusiasm in relation to our link with Bharti School.

“Both Sophie and I feel it is important that our children become global citizens and this experience has really supported this.”