Just before midnight on Sunday 2nd July 10 students from La Martiniere School for Girls and their teacher arrived at St. Olave’s after a long day of travelling to be greeted by their host families and commence the third exchange trip that has taken place with our sister school in Kolkata, India.
The girls from La Martiniere along with their buddies, some international ambassadors and students who visited Kolkata last year took part in an exciting range of activities and trips across the week including visits to the Science Museum, the Royal Observatory, Greenwich Market, The Globe Theatre, Oxford St and Tate Modern. In school they participated in a Talent Show alongside our other visitors from Changjun Middle School and Olavians, hosted an assembly, played basketball against our students and prepared Indian Snacks for our sixth formers to enjoy as well as attending lessons in school!
In the afternoons and evenings the students spent time with their host families, giving them a full cultural exchange. After an exhausting but eye-opening week the students departed on Saturday evening with slightly fuller bags, very sore feet and many new friendships. We look forward to greeting further students from La Martiniere in October and visiting Kolkata again soon to continue our partnership.