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St Peter’s Winter Fair

Mrs Richardson and I went to St Peter’s winter fair with a game to raise funds for a big children’s fun day and picnic on the last day of their trip.  The children from the slum schools get very excited when they are in a large field as they are not used to having space to run around in.


Look out for us at the school Christmas fair.  Come along and have a go at our game.


Two members of staff will be travelling to Kolkata in January 2024 to visit Scott Lane School once again after being unable to travel for 4 years due to Covid and restrictions.


Mrs Hodgson and Mrs Richardson are preparing for the visit with 11 other teachers from Church of England schools across the Diocese.


They are attending regular meetings to plan the visit and are both really excited to be able to teach the children at St John’s about life in Kolkata.


Watch this space to follow the progress of the preparations.



There are lots more pictures and videos of our visit to Kolkata in the links below, these pictures here will give you a little glimpse into our work in Kolkata.

In 2018 St. John's CE Primary School and Nursery and St. Peter's church in Belper, began working with the Cathedral Relief Service in Kolkata India. This link was made possible through the Diocese of Derby who facilitate and support many Derbyshire schools in making friends in Kolkata. 

The objectives for our international link is to -

  • Help the communities of St. John's and St. Peter's find out about life in Kolkata.
  • Help the children in Kolkata find out about life in Belper and St. John's School. 
  • Develop teachers and teaching in Belper and Kolkata through the sharing of practice. 

The pages below show you how we have developed our friendships with Scott Lane School in Kolkata and helped children at St. John's learn about life for school children in Kolkata. 

Thanksgiving Service
Mrs Hodgson is in contact with Jayashree from Scott Lane and today, 14th October, received this photograph of the children and teachers singing in St Paul’s Cathedral.  It was the occasion of their Thanksgiving Service. It is lovely to recognise some of the children from our visits - they have grown so much!  They look so smart in their uniforms which are kept for special occasions.

Scott Lane in St John’s

The current display shows comparisons between our seasons and those in Kolkata.

Kolkata - Cathedral Relief Service Appeal