By Moumita Saha Roy: – Indus Valley World School got felicitated the British Council International School Award, 2016 – 17, on account of their participation in various collaborative activities, imbedding internationalism and enabling cross-cultural communications across neighboring countries.
There had been a number of seven activities in which schools across the world had participated. The activities were Thanksgiving (The Harvest Festival), Go Bananas, Brave Little Kites, Pollution, Rediscovering the City of Joy Kolkata: The Forgotten Capital, A Window into the Life of the Tribal & Dances of India. The schools that participated alongside Indus Valley World School on the following activities were The City School, Philadelphia, USA, Youchon Elementary School, Youchon South Korea, Rockingham Primary School, Northamtonshire United Kingdom, Youchon Elementary School, Youchon South Korea, Koyodai, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan, The Episcopal Academy, Philadelphia, USA & Laguardia High School, Philadelphia, USA respectively.
“Indus Valley World School being a part of this program had benefitted in a comprehensive style, enabling a holistic growth in the students through the cross-cultural exchange of views and opinions. It gives me immense pleasure to share that the portfolio we shared with the British Council have been approved and acknowledged and the prestigious award has been rendered to us for a term of 2017-2020”, said Ms Anita George, Principal, Indus Valley World School.
As an educational institute for shaping a child’s future Indus Valley World School has taken an extremely well-structured prerogative to perform such gamut of curriculum under one roof. The British Council being a forbearer also works with various schools across India in both the public and private sectors through various interesting projects, events, courses, workshops and digital resources and platforms. From policy level engagement to head teachers’ leadership skills development, teachers’ continuing professional development, student competitions, school to school partnerships; the British Council brings the best of UK expertise and innovation in school education and facilitates mutually beneficial relationships between school systems and professionals in India and the UK.
About Indus valley World School:
Indus Valley World School, which started in 2008 at the EM Bypass, Kolkata, is engaged in the art of shaping young minds in their journey of discovery. It is affiliated to the CBSE. The school imparts education to toddlers and students from first standard to twelfth standard. IVWS is committed to the development of a learning system that uses technology enabled interaction between the learners and the teachers, emphasizing student-centered learning. The entire building is centrally air conditioned and equipped with state-of the-art facilities. Students are given a wide exposure to a variety of fields to infuse a spirit of competitiveness and to bring out latent talents. Students are encouraged to partake in a spectrum of co-curricular activities which include Sports, Music (Vocal & Instrumental), Karate & Yoga, Dance, Public Speaking, Dramatics, Extempore, Debate, Elocution, Art & Craft, Creative Writing, Gardening, Non Fire Cookery, Social Work, Cultural Training and Stage Performance. In short, IVWS is a school with a difference to make a tangible difference in the lives of young learners.