Synergy Multi-Academy Trust is made up of schools, both secondary and primary, from north Norfolk. The Trust was initially established by Reepham High School and College in 2015. Our vision is simple; for all of our schools to work together to provide teaching and learning of the highest quality and for all of them to provide an exceptional range of educational experiences and opportunities.
Foulsham Primary School, Norfolk, UK & Purwanchal Vidyamandir, Kolkata, India
Online Connecting Classrooms Programme
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Foulsham Primary School, Norfolk, UK & Purwanchal Vidyamandir, Kolkata, India started working together in the year 2014 to embed an international ethos into the heart of the curriculum.
The staff and students of both the schools have been collaborating since then. Mr. Daniel Buddle’s (head teacher at Foulsham Primary) role in making the partnership successful is noteworthy and Mr. Matt Lawrence (Year 5/6 teacher at Foulsham Primary) has been supporting and driving the partnership more recently.
The British Council Schools Online Connecting Classrooms Programme provided a wonderful framework that helped in boosting internationalism by engaging students to celebrate their own cultural identity and to foster respect and understanding for other cultures. Purwanchal Vidyamandir was awarded a grant by the British Council in the year 2015 to work collectively to improve learning with Foulsham Primary School. Teacher reciprocal visits in both the schools helped in promoting universal ideas in the teaching learning process. It was a great achievement !
Foulsham Primary School staff and students played a vital part that helped Purwanchal Vidyamandir to achieve the British Council International School Award for the Year 2015-18 and again for the period 2018-2021.
The students of both the schools worked on internet based projects, exchanged hand-written letters and creative work. Themes were wide-ranging and covered all subjects in the curriculum. Students shared their learning with the partner schools and this created a vibrant environment in the classroom.
Hoping that the great partnership will continue to carry on touching lives beyond.
All the very best !
Suparna Roy Chowdhury
International Project Coordinator
Purwanchal Vidyamandir , Kolkata