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Blandford School makes global link with Indian school

By fdart  |  Posted: March 27, 2014

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The Blandford School has announced the launch of a global schools link between The Blandford School and The Gnana Deepam Matriculation School in Southern India.

After completing her education at Milldown Middle School and The Blandford School, Sarah Warwick went on to university in Exmouth and graduated as a school teacher.

While working at St Leonards Middle School she took some time out to attend a local theological college where she met her husband Simon Devaraj. Soon after they were married they went out to Tamil Nadu to take over the running of a school and children’s home, caring for some of the world’s poorest children. Under Simon and Sarah’s leadership the school and the facilities they offer have grown and blossomed and the school now educates around 600+ children.

Ken Reynolds the TBS Student Support Worker went out to India to visit the project for the third time in October 2013. On his return to work he shared his experiences with head-teacher Mrs Sally Wilson. Ken was able to speak to the School Parliament and a schools link has been created so that the two schools student’s can interact, learn from each other and support each other.

We are having a non-uniform day in the summer term and the money collected will be donated towards providing education in our link school for some very poor children that would otherwise miss out. It costs about £100 per year to educate a child at Gnana Deepam, together we can make a difference.

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