Tamil Nadu

Mr. Morton and Mr. McLeman have travelled to the Village of Tharangambadi in Tamil Nadu, India to continue our work with the pupils and staff in our link school - Hope School.

Their broadband internet connection was set up this week allowing Mr Morton and Mr McLeman to facilitate - for the first time - communication between children in each school which we hope will allow them to learn about each others way of life. Find the questions asked by Hope school pupils and the responses from pupils in Sandwick on the link below.

They have also been able to use the website to post images for everyone back in Shetland to see what the area and the school is like. See the image gallery below where photos are being added whenever the power supply and broadband allows them to! Note the photos run onto more than one page.

They are joined by Tamil Nadu Shetland Skills Exchange volunteer Laura Singer.  When at home Laura works as Youth Volunteering Development Worker at Volunteer Centre Shetland, part of Shetland Council of Social Service. 

Training has taken place this week that will allow pupils and staff in the Hope Foundation school to add material to the Sandwick School Website too.

Hope School question responses

Please find attached the responses from Sandwick pupils to the questions asked by pupils from the Hope school. The document is a PDF, requiring Acrobat or Evince to read it.

Sandwick and Hope School Work Together

Sandwick School staff John Morton and Ewan McLeman arrived safely in Tharangambadi and are totally enjoying their time there and working hard!We have had a wonderful welcome from the staff and pupils. Hope School is a very special place. At the moment Hope Staff Lizzy Sammuel, Sammuel Thomas and Rani Sabu are being shown how to post content on the Sandwick School website. We have so much to write about we just don't know where to start. Expect lots of information and images to appear in the Tamil Nadu Page as the week progresses.


Schools working together

Staff from Hope School and Sandwick School add content to the website. From left to right Sammuel Thomas, Lizzy Sammuel, Laura Singer, Ewan McLeman, John Morton and Rani Sabu.