International Projects(2015-16)


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. 1 Flat Stanley

Outcomes of the Project

  1. Know and talk about the School/Home life in their country as well as in the partner school country.
  2. Design, Create their own Flat Stanley and Write ‘Journals’ and ‘Letters’ in an interesting manner.
  3. Use ICT to Create Photo Stories using ‘Flat Stanley’ as the central character.

2. Colourful Festivals of India and UK

Outcomes of the Project

  1. Students got familiar with International festivals specially, Easter as celebrated in the UK.
  2. They learnt and talked about the similarities and differences in Holi and Easter celebration.
  3. They learnt about the cultural significance of the two festivals.

3. Empire Games 2014

Outcomes of the Project

  1. Get familiar with games and sports of India and UK.
  2. Had Language Development, Gross Motor muscle development, team work, leadership, ability to work together, and problem solving skills
  3. Pupils developed a sense of belonging and positive self identity.

4. Re-Discover Childhood

Outcomes of the Project

  1. Explain the key issues connected with childhood of the 5 countries they study and correlate and articulate the important aspects thereto.
  2. Present in groups, an indicative status report on the childhood related problems prevalent amongst the 5 countries underlining the similarities and dissimilarities of the same. These were in two broad categories, namely Health Problems (Obesity/Mental Stress/Malnutrition/Infant Mortality) and Socio-economic Problems (Girl Child Education/Child Labour/Child Marriage/)
  3. To suggest in concrete terms on how they can remain fit.

5. Eat Complete

Outcomes of the Project

  1. Identify the traditional eating habits of different regions of India, United Kingdom, Australia and Egypt.
  2. Identify the deficiency disorder caused due to lack of nutritional component(s) in their diet.
  3. Suggest a locally available economical food item to supplement the nutritional deficiency.

6. Banking Across the Countries

Outcomes of the Project

  1. Calculate Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  2. Explain about the interest rates provided by different banks across India and other countries
  3. Know about various banks across countries

7. Window to International Theatre

Outcomes of the Project

  1. Enable young people to develop language, technical and communication skills, contributing to increased motivation and confidence.
  2. Enhance intercultural awareness by presenting Plays on Global Themes and Movie Shows on popular Movies of various countries.
  3. Enable students to express and dramatize with confidence.

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)

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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

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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.

hp_09apr 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

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