St Mary’s get visit from Sri Lanka

Ms Deirdre McNally, principal of St Mary's High School, teachers and pupils with their guests from Sri Lanka. INLM1412-104gc
Ms Deirdre McNally, principal of St Mary's High School, teachers and pupils with their guests from Sri Lanka. INLM1412-104gc

THREE Sri Lankan teachers and four students visited St Mary’s High School from K/Badi-ud-din Mahmud Girls College in Kandy Sri Lanka as part of the Global Schools Partnership Programme (GSP).

Imtazia Farook (English teacher and Co-ordinator), Dhaunshki (French teacher) and Jumana (Tamal teacher) accompanied four students Mariyam, Shakira, Ruzma and Afzana to the town last month.

The link between the schools began in 2005 and has seen many exchange visits and project work completed between all subjects in the two schools.

The link is sponsored by the Department for International Development (DFID) and has now come to the end of its journey.

St Mary’s received the International School Award 2009–2012 for its hard work.

St Mary’s was also selected to participate in a British Council DVD, which is now being used as a training tool for schools involved in developing a global schools partnership.

Projects are exchanged annually between the schools and this enables pupils to work on global dimension themes and develop an understanding of each others’ work and culture.