PADMINI B. PATELL
Relive the Singapore experience with these students.
After reviewing various schools in India the Raffles Girls Primary School (RGPS) Singapore selected Nasr School, Hyderabad to participate in a student exchange, perhaps the first ever primary school level exchange programme.
Each of the short-listed girls was partnered with a RGPS buddy who was introduced to them online. Says Simran, “Prior to our trip we were made to do a project on Singapore.” They were hosted by the school and attended regular academic classes and co-curricular activities. The two teachers viewed the teaching methodologies. They said the facilities and infrastructure at RGPS was sophisticated and learning was made fun and interesting. “Mathematics was taught in story form rather than with numbers alone supported by experiments in a Math Lab which made it very easy to understand,” says Zenobia. Adds Simeen, “This experience has made me more responsible and I have learned to do things for myself.” They spoke about the cleanliness, greenery and pollution free aspects of Singapore. Now the Nasrites eagerly await to play host to their Singaporean counterparts who will be visiting in November and taking part in similar activities.