UK- INDIA EDUCATION AND RESEARCH INITIATIVE CLUSTER SCHOOLS PARTNERSHIP
PARTNER SCHOOLS APEEJAY CLUSTER SCHOOLS IN INDIA TRAFFORD CLUSTER SCHOOLS IN MANCHESTER, UK • APEEJAY SCHOOL, PITAMPURA • APEEJAY SCHOOL, NOIDA • APEEJAY SCHOOL, SHIEKH SARAI • APEEJAY SCHOOL, JALANDHAR • APEEJAY SCHOOL, NERUL • APEEJAY SCHOOL, CHARKHI DADRI • ALTRINCHAM GRAMMAR SCHOOL FOR BOYS • STAMFORD PARK JUNIOR SCHOOL • BROOMWOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL • BOWDON CHURCH SCHOOL This Partnership began with the visit of two head teachers from Indian Cluster to UK Cluster School in January 2007 to develop leadership strand
A TYPICAL EXPERIENCES IN INDIA The visitors from UK get cultural shock when they first time come to India for a brief visit. ▪ Traffic ▪ Crowd ▪ Hygiene ▪ Beggars
VISIT OF TWO HEAD TEACHERS WITH 15 STUDENTS FROM APEEJAY CLUSTER TO TRAFFORD CLUSTER SCHOOLS IN MANCHESTER DATE: 3RD JULY 2007 – 11TH JULY 2007
CHALLENGES FACED 1. Differences in: ▪ Food ▪ Climate ▪ Work culture ▪ Body Language ▪ Approach to a problem / project 2. Limited duration of the visit Solution : Willingness to adapt, learn and adjust
THE STUDENTS OF BOTH THE NATIONS EXCHANGED GREETINGS AND REMAINED IN CONTACT THROUGH EMAIL AND LETTERS.
VISIT OF 6 TEACHERS FROM TRAFFORD CLUSTER TO APEEJAY CLUSTER DATE:2ND APRIL 2008 – 8TH APRIL 2008
VISIT OF 2 HEAD TEACHERS WITH 12 STUDENTS FROM TRAFFORD CLUSTER TO APEEJAY CLUSTER DATE: 4TH JULY 2008– 10TH JULY 2008
STUDENTS WERE DIVIDED INTO TWO GROUPS AND PAIRED AMONGST STUDENTS OF APEEJAY SCHOOL, PITAMPURA AND NOIDA. THEY JOINTLY WORKED ON THE FOLLOWING PROJECTS: 1. To study the problem of Traffic Congestion from the point of view of Commonwealth Games 2010. 2. Where does belief come from? Difference in nature of Belief in UK and in India. 3. Contrasting the problem of water supply in UK and India.
VISIT OF 2 PRINCIPALS FROM APEEJAY CLUSTER TO TRAFFORD CLUSTER DATE:4TH MARCH 2009 TO 10TH MARCH 2009
Apeejay Cluster, India Trafford Cluster, UK exposed to new technologies exposed to Meditation and Yoga. learnt about emphasis on development of Skills and collection of teaching material. learnt about the importance of Music, Dance and such activities in educating a child. learnt about the importance of their highly structured programme. learnt about the advantages of having flexible programme. ACHIEVEMENTS • Altrincham Grammar School has managers for school administration. This system was adopted by Apeejay School, Pitampura. We called it “Executive Council” and it is working effectively. • Apeejay Cluster also learnt to educate children coming from muti-cultural and muti-ethnic backgrounds.
THE IMPACT • The students and the staff had British Society’s image formed after watching films / movies / visit as tourists. The UKIERI programme helped in changing that image. • It also helped in understanding people of different cultures. • It helped in making healthier attitude towards people of other countries and realizing that all of us are different but no one is inferior or superior. THANK YOU