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India Link Trip - Day Five

india-day05A bumpy road led the way to Madanpur Khada this morning but at the end we were again greeted with a garland of marigolds and a piece of art work created by one of the teachers.  We were first taken to an assembly where all the children were waiting in orderly lines.  Today’s songs were as energetic as yesterdays and we even got to see some traditional Indian dancing that the children had prepared.  Straight after assembly we went on a guided tour and spent a small amount of time in each class talking to the children and teachers.  Some of the younger children had been asked to come to school in traditional Western dress, a few of their interpretations were very interesting.  In the afternoon we worked with a group of children on preparing a short script, they wrote about themselves, their families and about their ambitions in life.  Once completed we then recorded them speaking and will use this as part of our international schools project, linking the three schools.
In the evening we travelled across Delhi to visit the Imperial Hotel where we had ‘High Tea’.  Tomorrow we will be visiting the smallest of the Good Samaritan schools, Dakshinpuri.

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India Link Trip - Days Two & Three

india-day02Our second day in Delhi began at 4.30am where we travelled by train to Agra.  Here we got to visit the world famous Taj Mahal, a magnificent building constructed by Shah Jahan, the Mogul King as a memorial for his wife.  The Taj Mahal is the 1st of the 7 Wonders of the World and is built out of white marble with precious jewels as decoration; the structure itself took just over 22 years to build.  After many a photo we ventured to the Red Fort, a place in which Shah Jahan was put under house arrest when he wanted to build a mirror image of the Taj in Black!  In the evening we sampled some local cuisine and then watched an all singing and dancing show based around the love story of Shah Jahan and his Mogul wife.

A bright and colourful adventure was on the agenda at the start of day 3 with a trip to an annual craft fayre, where regions from across India come to sell and showcase their hand made goods.  Next was more shopping with a trip to a local indoor market, here we were overwhelmed with their hospitality and made to feel like honoured guests.  Sari and suit materials of every colour under the sun were presented to us along with cups of tea sprinkled cardamom. Tomorrow we are extremely excited about visiting our link school Jasola and meeting up with some of the teachers that visited England in March 2014.

 

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India Link Trip - Day Four

india-day04What an amazing welcome we received when we arrived at Jasola this morning, we were greeted at the entrance by a group of children and escorted to the main hall where everyone was sat perfectly in rows.  Firstly we were presented with marigold garlands and then each given a handmade greeting card, we were then asked to address the school before being handed a beautiful bouquet of flowers.  We were then honoured guests of an assembly full of singing, prayer, drama and readings. 
As Jasola is our link school we then presented the teachers with the letters and work that Broadclyst had been busy completing, along with a gift of some books.  Next on the agenda was a tour of the school, given by a group of 6 children, which we filmed to become part of our video project.  After an extensive tour where even the fire extinguishers were pointed out to us we sat down to lunch with Ananthi, the founder of all 4 Good Samaritan schools.  After lunch we took groups of children and conducted interviews, asking them about their school and home life.
Once we had left school we went on a tour of Old Delhi on a bicycle rickshaw, an experience that has to be had when visiting India.  Tomorrow we are off to Madanpur Khada, the second of the Good Samaritan schools.

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India Link Trip - Day One

Greetings all the way from India New Delhi!
image-blog-india-01We took off from Heathrow airport on Thursday 12th February at around 12pm and arrived in New Delhi at 2am.  We were greeted at the airport by Bittu, a driver from the Good Samaritans School and taken to our hotel.  A few hours of sleep and we were raring to go for our first day.
First on today’s schedule was a visit to Humamayun’s tomb, followed by a visit to the Red Fort.  Here we listened to an audio tour telling us all about the history of the Fort and learnt a great deal about Shah Jahan, the man who commissioned it in 1638.
We then braved the Delhi traffic on our way back to the hotel where we sampled some authentic Indian cuisine.  Tomorrow we are getting up at 4am to set off on an adventure to Agra, where we will get to see the Taj Mahal, one of the 7 Wonders of the World.

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Teachers' India Link Trip Starting

image-blog-india1From 13th to the 20th February, teachers Chloe Farrant and Sarah Northcott will be travelling to New Dehli, India once again to link with our partner school, Jasola.  They will be spending a week teaching in the schools, sharing resources and teaching methods as well as collecting work to bring back to England.  The children have been preparing by writing letters and completing work around the topic of food.  Some of the children have made food diaries, videos and leaflets to share their project work with the Indian children.

The two teachers established a link with Jasola in February 2014 when they visited India for the first time. Jasola is one school within a network of ‘Good Samaritan schools.’ These schools provide a good, valued education to underprivileged children in New Delhi and many lack space and resources. 

The partnership has offered Broadclyst Community Primary School an insight into culture and customs across the world and has enriched the children’s understanding of diversity and citizenship. 

To follow them on their travels once again, Chloe Farrant and Sarah Northcott will be posting regular blogs to the school website, or you can follow them on the BCPS Facebook page or Twitter.    

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Football: Broadclyst 6 - 1 Sidmouth

2015-02-11-footballIn a home outing this time Broadclyst's first XI made excellent use of the large playing field to pass the ball expertly through the midfield and score some exquisite team goals. Sidmouth's goal came through an unstoppable freekick hit by their number 10, which made the game close at 2-1 however Broadclyst's class shone through in the end in what was a comfortable victory. Man of the Match today was Joe W, scoring 2 fantastically struck goals and linking play expertly throughout the game. Broadclyst second XI were also in action and were held to a 1-1 draw, with Jack B scoring our only goal in a fiercely fought game that ended level. Thanks to all the parents who helped to return goal posts back to school after the match!

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Netball: at Sidmouth

2015-02-11-netballAnother brilliant effort from the Broadclyst netball team. This time 12 children from year 5 and 6 travelled to Simouth for a mini round robin of matches. Unfortunately there was no win this time although both teams played amazingly.

The scores were close with Broadclyst only losing out by 2 goals in the end. The match ended on a high note with the teacher from the other school praising the high standard of footwork by Broadclyst. Player of the match goes to Rio and Mimi for a positive attitude throughout all of the matches. Well done to everyone!

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