ACADEMY (L-R): Simran Kudhail, 12, Ieva Lembertaite, 15,Shane White, 12,
and James Cockell, 11. Picture by Martin Dalton
PUPILS are using technology to connect with schools across the world.
Youngsters at Ormiston Park Academy, in Aveley, are building connections with schools in Bhopal, India, over the internet.
Collette Hunnisett, assistant vice-principal at the academy, said:
“We are hoping to build lasting partnerships, which develop trust and understanding between people in different societies.
“It will help pupils to develop skills and cultural awareness to become active global citizens, which will prepare them for life and work in a global society.”
The Connecting Classrooms project has been put together by Ormiston Park, in partnership with several primary schools.
Ms Hunnisett said the academy is now preparing to apply to the British Council to help and sponsor a school trip to India in the near future.
The schools increasing links with India come after a visit to Thurrock from Mr Vikas Joshi - headteacher at the Mahatma Gandhi school in Bhopal.
The Connecting Classrooms initiative was also given a boost at Ormiston Park after the school bought 30 portable Tablet PCs.
Ms Hunnisett added: “There are exciting times.”
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