Partnership with Elpro International
School in Pune, India
One of the ways we are committed to broadening horizons at Wapping High School is by building partnerships with other schools across the globe so that our students can really become global citizens. We are honoured to have established a partnership with ELPRO International School in Pune in India and we are excited to be working on a range of projects between the students and staff of both schools.
During the COVID 19 pandemic, as physical barriers increased and our students began a protracted period of lockdown, we invited a group of students from ELPRO and Wapping High to join together through weekly virtual meetings via Zoom. From these sessions a collaborative project evolved in which students decided to research the origins of the pandemic and explored the economic, environmental and political impact of Covid 19 across a range of different countries. In order to share some of their research, they decided to present some of their findings as a mock press conference. This event was live streamed via Facebook, with students taking audience questions on July 16th 2020.
This final event was a great way to conclude and showcase what has been a really rewarding and exciting initiative in which all the students have shown great independence of thought, perseverance and resilience. They have thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with new friends and being the pioneers for this new partnership.