School says its farewell to two special visitors

Pooja Sharme and Poonam Saxene with pupils and staff.
Pooja Sharme and Poonam Saxene with pupils and staff.

Staff and pupils at a village primary school have said a fond farewell to two special visitors from India.

Pooja Sharme and Poonam Saxene, who are teachers at a school near Delhi in India, travelled to Britain as part of an exchange with Stamford Bridge Primary School. During their week-long visit to the school, they observed lessons and learned about how the school works.

A tea party was held for the pair on their last day at the school, which was attended by pupils, staff, parents, local parish councillors and Rev Fran Wakefield from St John the Baptist Church in Stamford Bridge.

Speaking about the two visitors, Diane Midgley, from Stamford Bridge Primary, said: “They visited all the classes. They gave the children presentations on what life is like in India. They thoroughly enjoyed their visit.”

Earlier this year, the school’s headteacher Trudi Fitzhenry and deputy headteacher Emily Proctor visited the school in India where Pooja and Poonam work as part of the exchange.