‘India Week’ Huge Success
The inaugural India Week at Stamford Endowed Schools proved highly successful with the event, hosted by the Lincs to India Committee, raising over £3,000.
The Lincs to India project was launched last year with an established committee, the project attracted the interest of pupils across all year groups. The committee allows students and staff to work closely with one another on projects such as this.
The event has seen the team raising a ground-breaking amount of £3,000 which will be used to improve living conditions and develop learning facilities of the projects two partner schools in Vellore, India.
A vast amount of activities took place; curry, samosas and bhajis were cooked and put on sale. India themed school lunches were organised and some of the Endowed Schools’ talented young musicians helped raise funds by busking in the dining hall. Indian themed films were shown in school halls to promote further cultural exchange and Henna patterns were painted.
The highlight of the week was arguably the Holi Festival of Colours, which was mirroring the Holi Festival in India and was organised in a colour-run style – where pupils threw coloured powder in the air and gently at each other in celebration of this great project.
Zishi Zhang, the Chair of the Lincs to India Committee said, “I am delighted that our project has been successful and it offered an opportunity for students to gain an awareness of the importance of international development and to take part. In the near future, we are planning to run a marathon to promote our project and to raise more donations. We also hope to organise trips to visit our partner schools in Vellore, India and trips which will allow their pupils to visit us.”