From last five years, SOS Akola Birla, is associated with British Council through Global School Partnership Program. It is a powerful, enjoyable & exciting way of bringing global issues into the lives of young people, teachers, families and local communities. The programme motivates young people to become more informed & active global citizens. It also provides stimulating resources for teachers to enhance the school curricula. SOS Akola Birla, is the only educational group in the region to receive a Cluster programme with British Council in UK.
Project helps to build lasting partnership between clusters of schools and develops trust & understanding between the young people in different cultures & societies. Working together on the same project on two sides of the globe is quite exciting & can lead to extremely beneficial learning outcomes. Projects undertaken through these collaborations include Linking Local Communities Globally and Water Conservation with the Cam Everland Primary School, Environmental Destruction with Long Levens Junior School, Comparing village Events and Waste Disposal, pollution and global warming with Horsley C of E Primary School, Exchange of seed development under varied climatic conditions, sustainability, developmental sensitivity, Shakespeare’s plays with Cirencester Deer Park School – Understanding arts & culture of India and UK with Trupp Primary School, similarities and differences between the History and literature of the religions, similarities and differences between the preachings in Holy Bible and Bhagwad Gita, Folk culture of both the countries, reasons behind World War II and the effects of the War on socio-political and economic status of the countries with St. Mark’s Church of England Junior School.
The core learning element of this program is an academic simulation of the United Nations organized by the prestigious Harvard University. The main objective of this simulation is to expose the students to some of the pressing issues across the world and to the intricate challenges of being a world leader. This is a unique & creative simulation, popularly known as Model United Nations, in which the students are engaged in role-play with each of them being assigned the posts of diplomats & country representatives in the UN & its various organs. Students of the SOS Akola Birla participate in this unique program every year.Visit to New Zealand
A group of students visited Raproa College, Auckland, New Zealand to learn more about their educational & cultural practices. The students stayed in families and hence got a firsthand feel about the family structure, international values & culture.
Students got a firsthand experience of Rocket Launching technology and a feel of the actual conditions inside a space shuttle. It indeed was an enjoyable learning experience. The students also participated in the youth exchange programme in USA.Co-Scholastic Activities
In addition to the academic activities, the students of MGS also participate in the Sports & cultural activities held internationally. Students have visited Nepal, Poland and Sweden to represent in sports like Tennis ball, Cricket, Fencing and Football. Students visited Japan for presenting a performance on Indian Classical Dance. They also participated in various International Festivals conducted in India to promote awareness about the Indian culture.
SOS, Akola Birla had organized an Educational tour to ‘Students Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh’ (SECMOL). The 5 day tour brought a ton load of experiences for the students of School Of Scholars. Students of SOS got a chance to interact with Mr. Sonam Wangchuk, the founder of SECMOL. Such experiences result in holistic development of the child. The parents appreciated the initiative as well.