Group photos of class 5 and class 6
DOLLS LIKE US
The children from Class 5 made some cut-out dolls of themselves to send to the children in Sedlescombe Primary school in England. The English children had already sent cut-outs of themselves and it was fun to compare our different appearance and dress.
Rather than lots of words, we thought a simple picture would best reflect the general mood in these moments of coming mind together
DAVASELVY, CLASS TEACHER
I have been working in New Creation School for the last 10 years and during this time I have been teaching many different age-ranges of children. This year, my class is the 5th standard, with children between the ages of 10-12 years.
Being a teacher is not something I have ever particularly questioned, since from a young age, I always knew that this was something that I wanted to do, although it took a great deal of effort and commitment to realising this dream.
I was happy to get involved with this project because I do feel that connecting children from the various villages here to children in a "European village" has the incredible potential to realise a fundamental human unity. Of course the work is being done at ground level as it were - the classroom is a very practical and down-to-earth working environment, but on another level, it is an experience for the children and teachers alike, a real coming together as we try and understand how the other lives.
In our efforts to try and come together and understand one another, a natural respect emerges, which helps in our communication and allows this process to grow.
Working on the Light Project has encouraged the children to really start thinking independently and to think before responding. They have been challenged to come out of their normal and traditional world views and they are better equipped to understand both themselves and each other and most importantly their relationship to the world in which they live.
I have enjoyed this last year of the IT linking project, it also challenged me to discover more about children, from all over the world. The visit of the exchange teacher from England also saw another step in my own growth - opening up my worldview that will finally only benefit the children I work with.
I would like to thank all those who have helped to create and support this special project.