Connecting Classrooms builds lasting partnerships between schools in the UK and India and other countries around the world. Through these partnerships, the program develops trust and understanding between young people in different societies, creating a safer and more connected world for the future. Connecting Classrooms offers collaborative projects for learners, professional development for teachers, school leaders and local authority coordinators, and eligibility for school participation in International School Awards. International partnerships enrich the curriculum, improves skills and motivation and help schools and local authorities to meet core government objectives.
We along with seven other leading schools of Delhi (Sanskriti School, Chanakyapuri; Delhi Public School, R K Puram; Amity International School, Saket; Ramjas School, Pusa Road; Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, Lodi Road; Springdales, Pusa Road and Modern School, Barakhamba Road are collaborating with six partner schools in Bristol (UK). Under this project, there have been exchanges of Principals and teachers between the partner school in India and the U.K.
INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR YOUNG PEOPLE (IAYP)
This Award Program originated in the United Kingdom in 1956 as the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme (DEAS). The aim was to help young people bridge the gap between adolescence and adulthood, smoothly. Introduced in India in 1962, today it is called the International Award for Young People (IAYP).
It aims to encourage young people to achieve their full growth potential within the framework of Indian Society, and to improve their moral, social and intellectual well-being. The Program also inculcates and encourages “Leadership” qualities.
The objective was also to motivate young people, aged 14 to 25 years, and involve them in a balanced program of voluntary self-development activities, to take them through potentially difficult periods between adolescence and adulthood.
There are three levels to the award – Bronze, Silver and Gold. Participants can undertake all three categories of the award or enter directly at any of the three levels in the following age groups; Bronze Award (for those over 14), Silver Award (for those over 15) and Gold Award (for those over 16 years). The minimum period of participation is 6 months for Bronze, 12 months for Silver and 18 months for Gold. For each of these levels a participant is required to undertake activities under each of the four sections. At the Gold level, participants undertake an additional Residential Project.
The basic structure of the Award consists of 4 mandatory sections- Service, Adventurous Journey, Skills, and Physical Recreation. Participants must complete the four mandatory sections to receive an award.
Japan’s JENESYS (Japan East-Asia Network for Students and Youths) as a Kizuna (bond)
Japan’s JENESYS (Japan East-Asia Network for Students and Youths) as a Kizuna (bond) project to bring students from over asia for cultural exchange to their country. The purpose of such study tour is to learn more about the culture and society of Japan, and strengthen the bond between the 2 nations. Students are selected by the Indian education boards on the basis of entry forms and list of activities we had participated in in the last few years.
Last year, one of our class tenth students Shardul Singh was chosen to be part of this 90 member delegation who visited the disaster struck prefecture of Fukushima