Students from Old Earth Primary School and Trinity College Junior School met via Microsoft Teams for their yearly exchange programme on 11th June 2021. Although the meet up was virtual, it was an interesting session for students of both schools.
Mr Dan Burns, the Headteacher and a teachers of Old Earth Primary School joined the meeting together with their students.
From Trinity’s side, we had students from Grade 5E and 5F and few of the teachers along with the Co-Vice Principal, Mr. Ananda Marasinghe joining the session. Mrs. Pradeepa Kobbekaduwa coordinated this event. Students at both schools did their own presentations. Trinitians spoke about Sri Lanka while Students from Old Earth Primary presented a few displays of landmark buildings from around the world.
Presentations from Trinitians:
Google Earth Presentation – by Mindula Abeywansha
Kandy City and Trinity – by S. Shameel Praneeth
Nature – by Akitha Bulathgama
Adventurous Places – by Senuja Kehelella
Mr. Burns gave a virtual tour of the school, which became a remarkably interesting part of the meeting.
One of the Old Earth Primary students presented the following video during the session:
Overall, it was an exciting event for the young Trinitians and a valuable addition to their experiences. We thank Old Earth Primary School for making this session a possibility, and we hope to continue this strong partnership which will benefit children of both schools for many years to come!
We have been maintaining a 15-year link with the school since 2006 and have engaged in many student projects. Around 10 staff members from Trinity Junior School have visited Old Earth Primary School during this period and many staff from Old Earth Primary School have visited Trinity.
This collaborative effort was started and supported under the Global Curriculum Project of the DFID Global School Partnership Programme administered by the British Council.
This programme is designed to support young children to learn about global themes and become responsible global citizens, as well as providing them the skills to work in a worldwide economy. Teachers from the UK and Sri Lanka were given the exposure to develop professionally through the reciprocal visits, working collaboratively on projects.
Trinity is indeed privileged to be a part of this programme.