Wellington College UK lays ground in India& with an evening of celebration

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Wellington College International Pune hosted an evening of celebration on November 2nd at the ‘Oxford of the East”, Pune; to introduce the city to the ethos and unveil the school prospectus

(From left) Anuj Aggarwal, Tamanna Aggarwal, Meghna Aggarwal, Priti Satpute, Dr Murray Tod, Scott Bryan, Edwin Wai and Fiona Carter unveil the prospectus of College International Pune during an event in the city of Pune on November 2, 2022 (Photo courtesy: WCIP)

November 3, India: Wellington College International Pune (WCIP), which is the partner to Wellington College UK, hosted a glittering celebration on November 2, 2022, to mark the beginning of the College journey in India. The evening witnessed the unveiling of the school prospectus by the dignitaries from International and the Unison Group, who have collaborated to make WCIP a reality. The dignitaries included Senior International Director of College International Mr Scott Bryan, Director of Education (Primary and EYFS) Ms Fiona Carter, Director for Wellington College Services Ltd and Group Estates’ Bursar Mr Edwin Wai, Co-Founder of Wellington College India Mr Anuj Aggarwal and Founding Master of Wellington College International Pune Dr Murray Tod. The evening also presented an opportunity for the audience to become acquainted with the leading personalities of Wellington College and the Unison Group through their insightful addresses. 

An enthralling Indo-western fusion dance performance by Shinjini Kulkarni had the audience acknowledging and appreciating India’s rich cultural heritage. 

Wellington College UK is aiming at achieving greater heights in the Indian school education market and to promote and provide skill-based learning in the Indian K-12 education space to help students reap the benefits of the dynamically changing industry opportunities. Wellington College International Pune will be a co-educational day school for ages 2-18, on a campus designed by an award-winning British architect MICA. The school will follow the English National Curriculum culminating in the IB Diploma, for which Wellington College is amongst the leading academic institutions, globally. Located in the Oxford of the East, Pune, Wellington College International Pune, will offer an extensive eco-friendly campus. WCIP will also offer unparalleled facilities for sports, music, and the arts. More schools are planned, including full boarding schools.   

Speaking on the event, Anuj Aggarwal Co-Founder, Wellington College International Pune, said, “We are elated with this big launch of Wellington College in Pune and we aim to provide the best of education in the K-12 segment of education. Keeping the tenets of NEP 2020 in close view, College International Pune is equipped to nurture students with the best facilities. From providing experiential learning, to allowing students to discover their self-interests, international exchange programmes and catering to their socio-emotional needs, this school check-boxes all the criteria for parents to send their children with utmost belief and faith that their child will grow up to be leaders of tomorrow.”  

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Dr Murray Tod, the Founding Master of Wellington College International Pune, said, “I am thrilled to be part of this new chapter in that College’s history. Coming to India has been a dream for us and we wish to present the best of both worlds in Indian school education. We wish to bring forth the best of teaching practices and methodologies and foster a positive and long-lasting impact in Indian K-12 education. It is extremely exciting to be in the wonderful city of Pune and we are eagerly looking forward for the opening of the school in September 2023!” 

Arriving with the history and heritage of nearly 170 years, and royal connection, The College is one of the leading IBDP schools in the world. The school in Pune will share the values, ethos, enduring quality and ambition of College, while combining the very best of British and Indian education. The Unison Group will establish India’s first College, which will open in Pune in September 2023. The school will be at the forefront of educational thought and practice.

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