To acknowledge the achievements of schools in embedding internationalism within the curriculum and bringing the world into the classrooms, the International School Award Ceremony was organized by the British Council in Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, New Delhi on 29 November 2016. Our teacher coordinators Ms. Chitra Gupta and Ms. Pragya Singh Sikarwar received the trophy and the certificates on behalf of Delhi Public School Agra Road Aligarh to celebrate the successful completion of all the in-house and collaborative curriculum activities based on global themes.
Heads and the teachers from 122 schools participated in the ceremony. The director and the members of British Council were present on the occasion to honor all the school representatives.
During the ceremony there were various presentations given by the members of British Council such as Aptis English Testing for Education, Global Language Learning (Macmillan Education). An enriching presentation based on Future Centered Education was given by Mr. Gareth Mills.
DPS Aligarh is currently undertaking the International School award, an accreditation scheme run by the British Council, specifically designed for schools to embed an international dimension into their curriculum. The programme involves forming a partnership between two or more schools from different countries, during which students collaborate with one another, usually via the internet, on a variety of projects throughout an academic year.
We have formed a partnership with the top ranking primary school in the UK, Fox Primary School, London.We have designed and implemented wide-ranging projects, where students share their learning with the partner school, the ultimate aim being to develop the core skills required to work in a multi-cultural society. Take a look at our projects…..
An exploration of a typical day in our school, creating an impression of school life in all its aspects from Class 1 and 2 students’ and teachers’ points of view. In collaboration with our partner school in London, we are creating a colourful online blog, video diaries, as well as a special focus on students’ favourite aspect of school life through drawing and writing.
An exciting journey with our partner school for Classes 5 an 6, exploring how to keep our schools and local area more sustainable, and understand the vital part we play in the health of the planet. From making energy consumption surveys in our respective schools to making models of alternative sources of energy, students are collaborating with their British peers to advise each other on how to live more sustainably.
In collaboration with our partner school, Class 6 students are focusing on exploring the physical geography of India and the UK, with special reference to land formations. From research, analysis to creating PowerPoint presentations and physical models of land formations, students are gaining knowledge whilst broadening a range of skills.
Together with our British peers, Class 7 and 9 students are comparing each other’s local trades and their social, cultural and economic aspects on a local, national and international level. From undertaking research, preparing questionnaires, to interviewing employees in their locality, students are discovering and reflecting on the similarities and differences between their respective countries.
An in-house project studying the diversities in religions/culture related to popular harvest/religious festivals in India, Indonesia, the Philippines and the UK. Through research, craft work and dance performances, Class 3 and 4 students are learning to appreciate the unity in the diversity of traditional values.
An in-house project examining the lives of famous personalities and their contribution to freedom struggles in India, South Africa, Russia, China, Vietnam and the USA. Through research and a subsequent declamation competition, students from Class 11 are enhancing their skills and learning to appreciate and draw inspiration from the lives of these pioneers.
An in-house project for Class 8 to research the historical and geographical origins of different fibres such as silk, jute, wool, and cotton from China, Egypt, India and Iran. A presentation of their findings will be shared with their peers in an assembly, together with a fashion show depicting the evolution of fabric.
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