Our partnership with Emanuel School in London is now in its sixth year. This is a four -way partnership: two London schools, Emanuel and Christ Church, are partnered with Sri Jayendra and our sister school Gita Krishnamurthy Vidyalaya. Christ Church is a state primary school with which Emanuel has a special link. A team of 17 students and four staff under the leadership of Rev. Paul Hunt arrived on 18th August immediately after the Millhillians left.
The team was received with a warm welcome in the assembly on the first morning of their three week stay and then started their excellent programme of teaching support to help improve the pupil’s conversational English both at Sri Jayendra and GKV. The visiting staff Miss Candice Cheers and Ms. May Brennand extended support for geography and mathematics teaching. Ms. Colette Morris, the headmistress of Christ Church, worked with the small children and enchanted them with her story telling. The three weeks were filled with plenty of activities and finally concluded with the Thanksgiving which was clubbed with our Mini Convocation during which Diplomas were presented to the Kindergarten Children by the visiting teachers.
Our pupils enjoyed immensely the very close links they forged with the Emanuel pupils and there is no doubt that their spoken English improved.