PGDE Study visit to Bangalore, Easter 2017

Photograph of PGDE students in BangaloreOver the Easter break thirteen of our PGDE students and two academic staff visited Bangalore in India for a two week study tour. The aim was for our students to experience teaching in a very different context and to learn more about this part of India.

The group spent five days teaching at Parikrma School which educates orphaned and abandoned children from poor households. They visited the local area and Bangalore to learn about India and Indian cultural traditions. Also on the itinery was a two day visit to Western Gahts to the tropical forest and working plantations growing coffee, pepper and cardamom, returning via the city of Mysore.

Photograph of pupils BangaloreThe trip proved to be the experience of a lifetime and, we hope, a spring board to an amazing career in teaching.

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