Indian and Australian exchange students leave the UK this week after two months studying at Wellington School.
Anushna Gugalia and Vidhushri Singhal from Welham Girls School, Dehradun in the foothills of the Himalayas have been experiencing English life; attending lessons and boarding at the school as well as enjoying a stay with an English family.
“Right from the beginning Wellington’s charm was clear. It was so different, yet it felt like a home away from home,” said Anushna.
Twins, Brogan and Keeley Press, from St Hilda’s College, Southport on the Australian Gold Coast, were paired up with Wellington School twins, Lucy and Emily Roberts for their stay. “This has been a once in a lifetime opportunity where I have made friends that I will keep for life,” remarked Keeley.
The Wellington School pupils will spend time over the summer in Australia and India where they will attend school and learn from the different cultures.
“We have been fortunate to have had two sets of exchange students this term, from such diverse cultural backgrounds,” commented Martin Reader, Headmaster of Wellington School. “It has been as enriching for all our current pupils as it has for the girls who were such great ambassadors for their country. We learned hugely from them and we look forward to hearing the stories from the return visits.”