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Prince Charles visits Ark Academy supported school in India

PUBLISHED: 10:03 24 November 2017

Prince Charles visiting the Lajput Nagur 3 School, which is sponsored by Ark Academy. Photo by Lajpat Nagar 3 School

Prince Charles visiting the Lajput Nagur 3 School, which is sponsored by Ark Academy. Photo by Lajpat Nagar 3 School

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It was a royal occasion for an Indian school which is supported by a Wembley academy when Prince Charles came to visit.

The Prince of Wales visited Peepul’s Lajpat Nagar 3 School, an Ark Academy supported venture in New Dehli, on his last leg of his 11-day Commonwealth tour of Asia.

Grade 3 students at the flagship Peepul school, which opened in July 2015 and has seen great success in its results and attendance figures – growing from nine students in July 2015 to around 400 children currently – had the opportunity to speak to the His Royal Highness and ask him questions.

They asked him about his favourite book, his favourite actors, and one child even asked him if he would build a fort when he is king, to which he jokingly responded saying ‘I will’.

Prince Charles was then treated to a musical performance by the children, where they sang a song about unity, called ‘Yeh tara, woh tara’.

Formerly known as Ark India, Peepul have been operating in India since 2010 to execute high impact education programmes, focused on raising the standard and improving learning levels in government schools.

Team members from Peepul, including the chief executive and education director, spoke with the prince about the current state of the education system in India, and the potential that partnership schools have to bring about an improvement in learning outcomes.

Kruti Bharucha, Peepul’s chief executive, said: “This demonstration of excellent teaching methods and building teacher capacity for the government system are critical to improving learning outcomes.”

The prince was also given an insight into how Peepul goes about their work in their network of three schools, classroom practice and methods, their new teacher training initiative for government teachers, and their plans for the future.

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