The Exchange with the schools in Bourg-en-Bresse is now over ten years old. Bourg en Bresse is Aylesbury’s twin town. Every year we send, together with AGS, over 40 pupils to France for the Exchange.
The Exchange with the school in Rive-de-Gier is run as part of the EU Comenius project. (We also work with schools in Germany, Italy and Poland on this)
2-year projects are undertaken by the pupils when they visit the different countries.
Neues Gymnasium + Solitude Gymnasium, Stuttgart
The Exchange with these two schools is over 40 years old. Every year over 40 pupils from here and AGS go to Stuttgart at Easter and also welcome their partners at the end of the summer term.
This was a new Exchange for 2011. We hope to have many years of successful exchanges in the future with this school.
Our partner is Wylie Memorial High School, Ludhiana, Punjab. We have visited them three times to take part in their Dance Festivals. They have visited us on a number of occasions and teachers from AHS have been to Ludhiana twice to share our teaching methods with Wylie’s staff.
We have shared lesson-based activities in several different subjects including Maths, Geography, Food Technology and Business Studies. The highlights have always been visits by teachers and students. We have learned a lot each time we have hosted groups of students from Chagaik, and many students have had the opportunity to visit Kenya. Our link has been supported by The British Council and the Commonwealth Youth Exchange Council.
An article appeared in the Times Educational Supplement (TES) about one of our visits: http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=2106136