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10 November 2017

King's College India Gain British Boarding School Experience

Over the October half term, pupils from King’s College India travelled to Taunton for an exciting International exchange. During their stay, they undertook various educational activities, including sports workshops and an epic maths masterclass, in addition to visiting top landmarks within the South West.

During the second week of their visit, the pupils’ hectic schedule included a sightseeing day in London, a visit to Plymouth’s National Marine Aquarium, and a tour of Exeter Cathedral. With an exchange of this nature, our goal was to provide an insight into the British boarding school experience, while also giving individuals the chance to flourish outside of education.

A personal highlight for many of our guests, especially the cricket lovers, was a guided tour of the Somerset County Cricket Club, as well as the chance to discover Somerset’s picturesque landscape. The pupils got involved in some spooky traditions over the Halloween period, exploring the autumnal gardens at Hestercombe, and taking part in a Spooky Spells Pumpkin Trail.

We also celebrated the festival of Diwali earlier in the month, the biggest and brightest celebration in the Hindu calendar. The period’s events saw pupils from King’s College and King’s College India engage in various creative activities and performances. The magnificent celebrations concluded with a splendid firework display at King’s Hall School.

This exchange proved an exciting development between King’s College and King’s College India, and has helped us to strengthen our relationship both as individual schools and under the King’s Schools name. We look forward to further exchanges in the near future.

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