The Board of Education has been working hard to develop links with schools in Kolkata mainly overseen by the Cathedral Relief Service in Kolkata. Several schools in Derby City and Derbyshire have participated in reciprocal visits with schools in Kolkata. Beyond that all of the Church Schools in Derby Diocese are able to make a real difference to the education of children attending schools in Kolkata through participating in what we are calling the Kolkata Challenge. Every school is being challenged to raise £200 by the end of the Autumn term 2016. This is part of the Bishop’s Harvest Appeal.
Here is a set of slides of photos of schools in Kolkata from our visits for the schools in Kolkata and notes to go with them. Please do show them to your pupils to give them a flavour of where the money they have raised is going.
There is also a 6 minute film which will help give staff and pupils a flavour of the schools in Kolkata.