Under the Programme, The School
- Works with partner schools on collaborative curriculum projects , which enable students to interact across geographical boundaries to enhance their understanding of each other’s societies, languages and cultures.
- Receives professional development for teachers and school leaders , to build capacity to introduce and integrate international working in schools. Teachers and school leaders have, from time to time, received targeted training and support materials from the British Council to prepare them for working in an international context and helped them develop partnerships that achieve the best possible outcomes for everyone involved.
- Has become part of a global online community that enables teachers to network with one another in a range of teacher forums, and offers guidance in the use of ICT tools that develop and sustain partnerships.
International Projects taken up:
1. Comparison of Electricity Consumption in India and UK with Calderwood Lodge primary School, Scotland, U.K.
Delfites of class VII (2013-14) engaged in researching the problem of electricity consumption with their partner school in Scotland, Calderwood Lodge School. Together, the 2 schools have recorded the electricity consumption in their homes for one month. Based on their research, they have created Energy Conservation Policies and saved electricity in their own homes. To scale up the impact, Delfites of present class VIII educated 25 families in their vicinity on the ways to conserve electricity.
Ms. Gayle Santi from Calderwood Lodge School, Glasgow, Scotland, visited our school from May 12-May15, 2014 and engaged with Delfites of class VIII on the learning and outcomes of the project.Presented the implementation of Project by her Students.
Following her visit, Ms. Aswathi K N, Science Teacher, Visited Calderwood Lodge School in June 2014 and shared how the project was implemented by Delfites and its outcomes. The two schools are now planning three more partnered projects in session 2014-15 (For more details download the project report)
2. Cultures of Egypt, South Korea and India Traveled in a Box (Global Citizens' Club, Class VI - VIII)
Kafrel Zarate Preparatory School for Girls, Egypt, Dongbang Elementary School, South Korea and our School connected and shared their countries’ cultures with one another through a very interesting international citizenship project ‘Culture in a Box’ by the British Council. Students explored the diverse national, regional, ethnic and religious cultures, groups and communities in their countries, brainstormed and put in 10 things/items that best represent their respective countries in a ‘box’ and parcelled to one another. Delfites received South Korean traditional clothes; Hangbok, Chocolates, Flags, Gifts, books, games and toys.
3.‘Flat Stanley’ Personifies and Internationalizes English Classrooms
English writing has become a very interesting venture for Delfites of Class V as they find their expressions through ‘Journals’ ‘Diaries’ and ‘Letters’ on someone they dearly love; their new friend ‘Flat Stanley’. Delfites of Class V created their own Flat Stanleys during the Summer Break and had fun taking him around visit to different places. Delfites even joined the online Flat Stanley community and talked about Stanley’s adventures, posted pictures and exchanged Stanleys with friends from across the world.
4. International School Enterprise Challenge 2013
DLPS’s Enterprise Project- ‘The DLPS Craft Hut’ Wins the School Enterprise Challenge International 2012 – Awarded with $ 5000 for Entrepreneurial Excellence.
Students of DLPS added yet another global achievement to their archives as they competed with the best in the world and won the Top Global Prize at the School Enterprise Challenge International 2012, receiving a cash prize of $5000. DLPS received the highest honor among 800 school teams from 40 countries for producing the best ‘all-round’ business, from the planning stage to the final narrative report. Delfites also impressed the judges by considering all three of the ‘People, Profit & Planet’ criteria of the project. The project, titled as ‘DLPS Craft Hut’ was undertaken by students of class XI commerce stream, providing them hands on experience as young entrepreneurs.The students used 50% profit of the project for the welfare of the less privileged children.
5. Video Conferences
21st century global education has been an endeavor running at a significant pace at DLPS. In this context, Video-conferencing sessions have become an indispensable tool for developing understanding, responsibility towards the world and creating values of respect towards different faiths and beliefs time and again. In the new session, the school has organized multiple Video- Conferencing sessions with students from various countries as Pakistan, Scotland, Lebanon, UK, New York and more, where children have learnt to respect each other’s views while retaining their own stand. These video-conferencing sessions have helped the school open vast doors of overseas interactions, helping children understand each other’s community, faiths, beliefs, lifestyles and have facilitated a joint discussion towards solving some commonly felt global concerns (For more details click here)
- Flat Stanlay, Class V
- Video Conferences
- International School Enterprise Challenge 2012
- Video Conferences