Students seemed to be committed to learning about the world in a way that books and school assignments can never reveal.
It true that when you experience a diverse culture through an educational exchange program, you gain a different perspective, a deeper understanding of yourself and those around you, thereby, deepening your knowledge of foreign cultures.
As part II of the Program, our students from India will be visiting Tyreso- Sweden from April 7th to April 23rd 2018. As the students gear up to take their journey to Sweden, they were taken on a quick culture course.
Earlier in January this year, students and teachers from Sweden visited India and the team worked on the project in Pune and Solapur. The programme mainly focused on the planning and development of a device that could support everyday life and worked on solar energy.
Sweden Exchange Programme 2017-18. The Sweden Exchange Program is an alliance where students from Tyreso -Sweden, The Orchid School, Pune & NKOCET, Solapur came together with a common idea to work towards Un Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG) for affordable and clean energy.
Ready for Departure to Sweden
The Team from TOS and NKOCET has reached Stockholm.
The Orchid team has settled in the hostel. The team is out for a Sunday lunch. Tomorrow they will go to Tyreso.
Visiting the different departments at Tyreso.
The team visited the Glashuset, an international role model for environmental solutions. It is a model project for eco-friendly urban developments.
On the way to Gotland.
The students visited the Wind Farm in Gotland. The HVDC Gotland was the first plant for high voltage direct current transmission. It is producing 1000 million MW per year of clean energy. A learning on sustainable energy solutions.
Back to Stockholm from Gotland. The group visited the oldest church in Stockholm. The students will be moving in with host families today.
The team was given a task to locate places in the city and take a groupie at the location. They also had to find a bearded man and request for a picture with him. The TOS team accomplished the task successfully. A fun way to explore the city and talk to the locals.
Learning skills beyond the textbooks.
Learning about electric casings
And then a test on electric casings...
The students went on a field visit to a construction site to see the system of electrical wiring.
First the learning, then the test, site visit to see the real-life application and finally the do-it-yourself.
A session on electric schematics followed by making a working electric motor using the schematics.
Visit to a Bakery.
Tour of Stockholm via boat and bus. The highlight of the tour was the Royal Palace in old town Stockholm.