Brace Bridge school and community centre

Thanks to funds raised through St Peter’s Church and Derby Diocesan Schools, CRS are in the process of building a new combined school and community centre in one of our most deprived project locations, Brace Bridge. With children in this area frequently falling victim to exploitation, abuse and violence, projects such as this are key in providing education and opportunities for the younger generation. Read more about our work in Brace Bridge here.

 

New book about Kolkata-Derby partnership

Two of the Trustees of the UK Friends of CRS, Alison Brown and Anita Matthews, have written a book about the experiences of setting up partnerships between schools in the UK and India.

They have been actively involved in building the links between the Diocese of Derbyshire and the Church of North India over recent years, including the group visits by headteachers, teachers, classroom assistants and trainee teachers each year which have paired primary schools in Derbyshire with CRS education centres.

Sustaining Global School Links, which is available from Grove Books for just £3.95, explores some of the theological and educational reasons for setting up and maintaining global links between schools. Reflecting on the partnership between Derby and Kolkata, it seeks to give an honest appraisal of benefits and challenges that are involved.

 

Fun day of games

Children from CRS education centres across the city gathered on 01 February on the sports field of La Martiniere School for Boys for a special day of fun and celebration.

The group of teachers visiting from Derbyshire organised a range of games and activities, which were spread out across the grassy playing field.