For the past two years Loscoe Primary and Nursery School has worked in partnership with Derby Diocese and The Cathedral Relief Service (CRS) to send teachers out to provide professional development for teachers that work in the slum schools of Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
The CRS has three main aims: to help educate the poor of the city, to support health projects and to promote women's empowerment giving women the skills to support their families. This is essential work to help children and women support their families and escape from the poverty of the Kolkata slums.
In January 2017 Mrs Wyer went out to work at B D Colony (Besanti) School. She was able to take with her much needed resources provided by the families of Loscoe Primary and Nursery School. Throughout her time at B D Colony, Mrs Wyer helped to train the teachers to teach phonics and maths. If the pupils can gain a minimum level of literacy and maths skills they will get accepted into a state school and from there learn skills to gain jobs. This is a project that Loscoe Primary and Nursery School will continue to support where ever possible. Through this project our children not only learn a great deal about another culture but also many Christian values such as compassion, empathy, respect, kindness and love for all people, no matter where they are from or what they do.