June 2019: A wonderful visit from Silver Bells School teachers
This week we have welcomed into our school family three teachers from Silver Bells School in Ghaziabad, India. The partnership between the two schools continues to move from strength to strength, having been established in 2003.
Harpreet Ma'am, Pooja Ma'am and Alka Ma'am brought with them a variety of teaching resources and ideas for learning, especially with regard to finding out about life at Silver Bells School, science, maths, art and design and all about Hindu faith and culture.
As always, our 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. We welcomed them with flowers and a school badge.
In our Farewell Assembly, we held our weekly councillors celebration and gave the ladies their gifts to take back to Silver Bells. The children in each class were able to give a very good account of their learning during the week.
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.
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.