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India's Schoolchildren Connect to their Global Peers

The City Montessori School would seem to be bursting at the seams. 42,000 students attend this private secondary school in the northern Indian city of Lucknow. Students at the school participated in a BBC World Service program to consider this question: What matters to me?

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Indian school children figure in our Geo Quiz.

We're looking for the name of a school and the city where it's located.

Here are few hints: It's in the capital of Uttar Pradesh, India's biggest state with a population of more than 200 million.
So you might not be surprised to learn the school is also a crowded place. It wasn't always that way. The school started 50 years ago with an enrollment of five students.

Today it's grown to about 42,000 making it the largest secondary school on the planet.

Do you know where it is? Can you imagine what kids at the world's largest high school talk about?

The City Montessori School would seem to be bursting at the seams. 42,000 students attend this private secondary school in the northern Indian city of Lucknow – the answer to our Geo Quiz.

Journalist Anu Anand has spent the last couple of days speaking with students at the school.

She's hosting a special BBC World Service program that's linking up school children in China, Pakistan, Egypt and India, among other places consider this question: What matters to me?

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    Paul Hahn

    City Montessori School (CMS), Montessori Schule, Schule in der Eisenbahner-Kolonie, Lehrerin Jodi Yadav mit der 3. Klasse

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    Credit:

    Paul Hahn

    City Montessori School (CMS), Montessori Schule, Schule in der Eisenbahner-Kolonie, Lehrerin Jodi Yadav mit der 3. Klasse

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