Two from London school were here on an exchange programme
Two representatives from Burton-On-The-Wolds School, London, under an interactive exchange programme, visited the Army Public School, Kamaraj Road, here to learn the real-time running of an Indian school, and also the Indian ethos, culture and life.
Bhumixa Shah and Jenny Hodgkinson from the London school found that the relationship between teachers and students was far closer than in the U.K. and the methodology used in India, with puppets and personal interaction, served as an inspiration to the visitors. The visitors wished to inculcate in their students the Indian practice of students doing work on their own and the classroom displays featuring their personal work rather than printed handouts.
“We made a very informative presentation of Rajasthan with some videos and skits showcasing tourism of that State. I was thrilled to note that our guests from England enjoyed our presentation,” said Kumudvathi Voleti, a Class 6 student.
Fellow student Rohan Verghese added: “We presented them with the delicacies of Maharashtra, such as puran poli in a simple thali , and also showed them the beautiful silk saris of Aurangabad with gold borders. The girls, dressed as sari-sellers, also wore the sari to show off its grace and beauty.”