A TEACHER from the Wylye Valley School in Codford has paid a return visit to a school in India as part of an international project.

Caroline Porch, who teaches children in years 4 and 5, went to the Guhan Matriculation School in Madurai as part of the Global Connecting Classrooms Project.

The project had seen representatives from the Indian School visit Wylye Valley earlier in the year to experience the type of learning that goes on at the school and how it differs from their own methods.

The visit led to a wide variety of interactive learning, including India projects linking geography, literacy and ICT.

And children on the school council also planned and helped to create a film teaching children in the partnership all about Wylye Valley School, after receiving a similar film of the partnership school in India.

On her return visit Miss Porch met teachers and experienced traditional cultural activities performed by the children of the school.

She also had the opportunity to learn more about Madurai culture by enjoying delicious food and visiting wonderful places.

She said: “This was a once in a lifetime experience. I have come back to school inspired to develop this partnership. “The children at Wylye Valley School have been provided with a wonderful opportunity to connect with and learn from children from another country; an experience not to be missed.”