Singapore pupils experience life at Keswick School

Last week, Keswick School were delighted to welcome pupils and staff from Denman High School, Singapore. Pupils from both schools took part in some getting to know you activities before being taken on a tour of the school by a number of Year 9 and 10 pupils.

During the visit staff and pupils found that there were a number of similarities between the two schools despite being miles apart. In 2013, Denman High School were awarded “The President’s Award for the Environment” which is given to schools in Singapore who make contributions to sustaining the local environment. This link to the environment is a quality that Keswick School can relate to, as they believe that sustaining the local environment is extremely important. Currently, Year 8 pupils have the opportunity to complete the John Muir award which gives pupils an awareness of the environment. The school also have a conservation group who take part in a number of activities from planting trees to recycling. 

Asha Vora, Head of English Literature at Denman High School commented on her visit to Keswick. ‘It’s been an absolutely delightful to visit Keswick School. We have learned a great deal and seen similarities as well as differences between Keswick School and Dunman High School. It has also been great to see the students interacting with each other.’ 

Simon Jackson, Headteacher, said “At Keswick School we believe that it is essential that pupils are able to broaden their experiences, having the pupils and staff from Denman High School visit us was a fantastic opportunity for all of us. It was a pleasure to welcome them to enable them to experience life at Keswick School.”