Jamshedpur: The Art and Craft Club of Loyola School organised an exhibition in the school campus on Wednesday. The exhibition was organised as part of the numerous activities being undertaken for the two teachers from Oriel High School in Sussex, England who are currently visiting Loyola School. The exchange programme is funded by the British Council. The two teachers are Mr Russel Arnott, Physics Teacher and Pippa Bates, Geography teacher.
The exhibition was an amalgamation of paintings, hand made items, craft work and art work done by the students. There was Saura art, glass paintings, pot paintings, Madhubani paintings, soft toys, quilling pape strips and other awesome items made by the students. The visitors were very impressed with the work done with the students.
As part of the Connecting Classrooms an exchange programme by the British Council, teachers are on a visit to Loyola School learning teaching methods, culture and working on common international projects for greater benefit of the society.
“We are really happy to be here. The objective of our visit is to learn about the Indian system of education and how the bar could be raised to develop the talent for the future of our society an secondly, what kind of curriculum was necessary to enhance the skills of talented children,” said Pippa Bates. Loyola School has a tie-up with Oriel High School in London under the same programme. The is in the second phase of the application process for International School Award, an accreditation by British Council too. It has been awarded ISA for the year 2012-15.
Father Sebastian Puthenpura, principal, Loyola School said that the students got to learn from the foreign teachers. Moreover the partnerships formed under the initiative have some key underlying principles like making learning fun, engaging with technology, create professional teaching resources, sharing learning resources and leadership for learning.