Exchanging ideas & values in the classroom

CLASS ACT Students and teachers on an exchange programme.YO! Bangalore cluster is a collection of six select ICSE schools of Bangalore, who are engaged in an academic project exchange with students of partner schools in United Kingdom under the UK-India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) scheme of the British Council.

The schools from Bangalore which participated in the project are Sri Vani Public School, Vidyashilp Academy, Mallya Aditi International School, R V Public School, Sudarshan Vidya Mandir and Vidyaniketan School. The cluster, called YO! Bangalore, operates out of Bangalore and is being sponsored by SHELL Technologies.

The UK school cluster partners are from Durham Cluster, based in Northern England. They are a combination of primary and secondary schools, sharing a common interest with schools in Bangalore. The sponsors of the event have indicated their support for teacher professional development, teacher exchange, cultural exchange, project data and student information.  The objective of the three-year project was to share ideas on various fields of interest, hobbies and culture with schools in the UK. Students in the age group of 11 - 14 actively participated and interacted with teachers from the Bangalore cluster.  They also learnt the art of preparing case studies and to research on a particular topic. In the third year of the programme, students interacted with fellow students from the UK via SKYPE .

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