DANISH EXCHANGE SESSION 1
“Exchange isn’t a year in your life, it’s a life in a year.”
Today, on 16th January 2021, we the students of Delhi World Public School, Noida Extension, got an opportunity to attend the online Danish Exchange program for the senior students of classes IX-XI It was the first session and students from different schools of Delhi NCR and Denmark participated in it.
For the first thirty minutes, there was an introductory session and we were informed about our respective teams and projects. It is basically a cultural and environmental program between the Indian and Danish students. The purpose of the program is to make the youth of the respective countries work together to learn about new and different approaches towards how the environment should be protected and also come up with solutions to solve the various issues. The main question is, “How can we change our behavior towards a more sustainable world?”
We were sent to our respective groups which consisted of two Danish and two Indian students respectively. It was an interaction of forty-five minutes in which we got to know a lot about Denmark and we told them a lot about India. Family, friends, school, lifestyle, everything was discussed. The “Happiness First” approach of the Danish students was very inspiring and worth adopting in our day-to-day life.
This was a way to widen the horizons of a student which will help to build teamwork and leadership skills. This will provide us with a lot of knowledge. The session was a very fruitful one and gave a brand-new perspective on life and brand-new friendships from a beautiful country like Denmark which has developed so well and is doing well in all arenas. All the students are eagerly waiting for the next session.
We would also like to thank our honorable Principal, Ma’am Jyoti Arora, who has given us the golden opportunity to be a part of this incredible exchange program where we got to learn so much and was an experience worth remembering.
Expanding the Horizons- Indo- France Student Exchange Programme!
DWPS aims to provide international learning opportunities to students to facilitate them to accept and understand the world that is a cauldron of composite cultures and community perspectives. It is through the Student Exchange Programmes that the School emboldens students to discover new ways of adaptability and learning to be able to be a part of the global world. These programmes provide students with an exposure to become aware of multi-faceted approaches to learning and living. Students develop adaptability to embrace foreign cultures and promote liberal mindedness. The school has had a golden opportunity to host a delegation of 10 students and 2 teachers from a highly reputed and prestigious school- Lycée Sainte- Marie Bastide Bordeaux, France as a part of Indo-French Student Exchange Program and our students too got the opportunity to visit France in the month of September which was indeed a memorable trip for each one of them.
The students and the teachers in charge of DWPS shared their momentous experience about their visit to France. They opined France of being a beautiful country in all aspects with warm hearted people, magnificent and megalithic monuments and rich culture. It was a lifetime experience for each one of them to witness mesmerizing beauty of Bordeaux city. The staff of St Marie’s Bastide and host families in France welcomed the Indian students and teachers with open arms and warmth thus making them feel as part of their family. The students also attended the classes in Lycée Sainte- Marie Bastide Bordeaux School in France and gained lot of exposure about the academics and co -curricular activities of their fellow friends. The students also visited worth seeing places like- La Rochelle, Bergerac, Paris Montparnasse, Dune Du Pilat, Louvre Museum, Disneyland and many more. It was surely a life -time experience for the students!
Indo- Spain Student Exchange Programme- A Gateway to Global Education and Expansion!
The school also takes pride in being a part of an International Educational Partnership by signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Gerardo San Diego, S. Coop. Madrid, a highly reputed school in Spain. DWPS was represented by the esteemed Director, Dr. Saiyam Sahni and GDS, Spain was represented by the Chief Executive, Mr. D. Alberto Vicente Pescador. The students of both the countries will work in collaboration to explore the entrenched culture and heritage of the nations.
The Indo – Spanish Exchange Programme with GSD Buitrago International School was a dream come true for the students on a ten day trip where they not only marvelled the scenic beauty but also learnt about the rich culture and tradition of Spain.
Where there are friends there’s learning taking place with fun !
Armaan Verma & his family had a most rewarding opportunity to welcome his school mate, Espen Ooyevaar, from USA. The meeting was an exciting venture. Espen a student of grade 11 from DWPS, Noida Extension really felt honoured to having been invited for this get together.
Indeed, when friends are together they don’t need any other. He was so elated to share that his stay will enable him to know more about Indian family system, our culture, our traditional values. Another chapter added to the Book of Friendship & Peer Learning.
Exchange program with students in Kazhakstan-
An interactive exchange session with the students of Kazhakstan was organised for 10 students of class V & VI on 19th October 2022 10.30pm-12pm in the Smartboard Room. The interaction was spontaneous and students had group as well as one to one interaction on topics like national symbols, hobbies, school life, best friend, favorite teacher, favorite food and sports. By the end of the session, the students were able to connect, understand and converse with each other better and express themselves with ease. Such programs go a long way in shaping children’s personality and teaching them the art of conversation.
At DWPS Noida Extension, students are always made to understand the importance of global exposure and learning to mould an international perspective.
With the modern world becoming increasingly interconnected and multicultural, global exposure has become all the more necessary for the future generations. When students are exposed to the intercultural environment, they develop tolerance and a better understanding of culturally different people and their perspectives, thereby getting to enrich their own perspectives and way of thinking.
The much awaited trip to Spain has been organised with such a vision and mission of providing the students with an unmatched learning experience. The students will thus gain immense insight into the rich cultural background of Spain juxtaposed to the culture and heritage of India. The experiential learning , thus acquired, will surely be retained life long by the students. The school therefore organises such trips regularly so that the students get the best opportunity to learn beyond their classrooms