International Partnerships

Silver Bells School first visited the Brixham C of E Primary school in 2003. This visit initiated the partnership between the two schools, which is growing stronger each year.

Brixham C of E Primary School is a partner of SilverBells School in Ghaziabad which is near Delhi in central India. The British Council sponsored the teachers’ exchange programme. From 2003 onwards many teachers from both sides of the globe have benefited from this experience. In alternate years, two or three staff members travel to India from Brixham, to spend time working with children at Silver bells. They experience the culture and traditions of life in India, and are able to share this with children on their return to school.

Likewise, Indian teachers visiting Brixham experience the culture of an English school. They bring with them a richness of experiences around understanding faith, culture and traditions, which they are able to share with our children and staff.

Mutual respect and understanding has created a strong bond of friendship between the two schools. Mrs Sethi & Mrs Raina visited Mrs Easter and her staff in Brixham in June 2010 to discuss the possibility of further interaction in the years to come.

The visit was successful and the partnership  now stands at a new threshold and it continues to grow and flourish. 

 

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Journey of a Bear
Devon, the travelling bear, is off to India with Mrs Easter ! 
Follow his journey and see if you can trace his route on a globe, atlas or find his location on Google Earth.
Tonight he is waiting at Heathrow in London; tomorrow he lands in Delhi. 
February 5th 2016
 
Our friend, Mrs Easter, is off to India tomorrow! She will be visiting Silver Bells School for part of her trip, so she will pass on the warm wishes sent from Brixham C of E.
In her suitcase she will also have a collection of letters, for the pupils of Silver Bells, written by children from our school, introducing themselves, describing where they live, explaining their school day and asking some questions of their new friends in India. 
We are looking forward to receiving replies from Silver Bells, so that we can further develop our links with our partner school.
A link to the school website below will give you the opportunity to find out more about the school.

June 2017: A visit from Silver Bells

This week we have enjoyed working with three teachers from Silver Bells School in Ghaziabad, India. The partnership between the two schools grows stronger each year, having been established in 2003. 

Neerja, Ritu and Rekha  brought with them a wealth of opportunities for learning, especially with regard to finding out about other faiths, cultures and traditions.

The children and staff have shown great hospitality to the visitors and the children were able to talk in our special welcome assembly about ways in which we could make our visitors feel happy and part of the school family.

 

Clayton suggested that we give them some flowers, Reception Class said that we should sing them a song, and Lexie’s idea was to give them a school badge to help them to be part of our school family. We did all of those things and Billy said that he wanted them to have a warm glow inside!

 

Rekha Ma’am, Neerja Ma’am and Ritu Ma’am have worked very hard in all of the classes, working on science experiments, art and story- telling. They have thoroughly enjoyed their visit – with opportunities for sightseeing and meeting up with good friends in the evenings.

In their Farewell Assembly, we gave them gifts to take back to Silver Bells, the recorder group played, the band played, and we sang their favourite song - Count on Me!

Thank you to the governors who attended the assembly and made the presentations.

We received a beautiful painting from Silver Bells which we will frame and put up in our school hall.