Children are given plenty of opportunities to interact with students from different schools in the city/state and globally.
In Key Stage 2, the purpose of the exchange programmes is to provide students with experiences ‘outside’ their comfort zones. This helps in developing appreciation of other cultures, attitudes, languages and thinking. It also builds self confidence in communicating ideas to others and the ability to adapt to change.
In Grade 4, students spend 3 days in a city school. In Grade 5, they spend 3 days in a school in a neighboring city. In Grade 6, they get rural exposure by spending time in a village school. Grade 7 visits a school in a different state. Grade 8 visits an international school.
Riverside also hosts students from other schools. For example, in July 2009, we had 25 children visiting us from Chennai to take part in our Citizenship Program.