International Visitors in January 2019

Bhutanese teachers @ Shiv Nadar School

On 23rd January the teachers from Armed Forces Pre School Project-Bhutan visited the Pre-primary section of our school. These visits are a great way to make connections and learn from different cultures. It contributes towards collaboration and helps to highlight good practices. The teachers from Bhutan visited different sections in Nursery and Kindergarten, they observed the lessons, and interacted with the children. The children interacted comfortably with them and were curious to know about their costume and language. The visiting teachers were appreciative of the interaction and open discussions between the teachers and the students.

Thai delegation @ Shiv Nadar School

Young Ambassadors of Virtue Foundation is a non-profit organization funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with objectives to support public activities that help developing personal moral standards.

A delegation from this Foundation visited Shiv Nadar School on January 29th 2019. Ms Busadee Santipitaks, Director-General of the Department of Information and Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand lead the delegation of 20 students (grade 6), teachers, and school directors (5).

The students from Thailand were given a traditional welcome and a tour of the school. The day started with the Tile Making workshop. While one student etched ‘I Love India’, the other drew a scene from his village. This was followed by a Manipuri dance performance by our students.  An eclectic array of activities was on the menu, art-craft, songs and dancing, to food. The enthusiasm was palpable as the visitors learned the Dandiya dance. A pleasant surprise for our AHA students was when the Thai students performed a song on ‘Som Tam’ a famous Thai street snack. The highlight was the sharing of experiences and the concept of "sufficiency economy", a philosophy promoted by the erstwhile Thai king, Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.  The "exchange" culminated with promises to keep in touch, presenting each other gifts and valuable memories.

They were appreciative of the interactions and open discussions between the students and the teachers. The children spoke to them happily and were curious about their costume and language. It was a fruitful and heart warming interaction?