During the summer holidays of 2012, Rev'd Alison and her family travelled to Trichy in India as part of the Diocese of Leicester's twinning programme. While they were they they had the opportunity to visit the school we are twinned with 'All Saints Elementary School'. They also took with them the many wash kits the children of Billesdon donated for the girls who stay at the hostel in Valparai. The girls live at the hostel all week so that they can attend school as their homes are too far away.
The children at All Saints Elementary School - our twin school in India. Collective Worship is taking place outside.
All Saints children welcoming their visitors from the Diocese of Leicester
With Bishop Paul
Christians have a cross on their door to show that they are Christians
Gandhi - as part of the cultural programme
Mother Theresa - as part of the cultural programme
Traditional dancing - as part of the cultural programme
Our twin school receiving gifts from Billesdon
A welcome banner from our twin school
Rev'd Alison being presented with a welcome shawl by one of the teachers
The girl's hostel at Valparai
Every girl in the hostel now has a wash kit
And a teddy bear!
The boys giving out the wash kits
Methodist High School for Girls
St Luke's Church, Heber College, Trichy
One of the forty hairpin bends on the road to Valparai
Rev'd Alison speaking at the flag hoisting ceremony on Independence Day
Shopping - choosing materials for clothes
Tea pickers. They earn £1 a day