"FACE TO FAITH"- VIDEOCONFERENCING WITH
YAZDAN KHAN GOVT. MODEL HIGH SCHOOL (PAKISTAN) HELD ON OCT 6,2015
On 06th October 2015, ten students from Class IX had video conferencing with ten students from Yazdan Khan Government Model High School in Pakistan. The topic for the video conferencing was Community – Festivals and Faith. The students interacted for about 30 minutes and shared information about their religious festivals, ideologies behind the same and were acquainted with the culture and festivals of the neighbouring country. Students from both the schools asked questions and interacted with each other in an endeavor to acquaint themselves better with their partner school. Our students took permission to show Dandiya Dance which was very well appreciated by the Facilitator, Mr. Sean Rose. At the end of the conference our students lit diyas and wished the students from Pakistan, a very happy Diwali.
INDO – FRENCH EXCHANGE PROGRAMME, 2015 - 16
TAGORE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, EAST OF KAILASH & COLBERT HIGH SCHOOL, LORIENT
As a part of the Indo French Student Exchange Programme, a delegation of twenty two students and three teachers from Tagore International School, East of Kailash went to Colbert High School in Lorient in the Brittany region of France for a period of thirteen days, from May21 – June 3, 2015.
On the day of arrival the Indian group stayed in Paris for two days and the French teachers for Colbert High school arranged a guided trip to all the touristic destinations in Paris like Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Sacre Coeur, Notre- Dame, etc. After two days stay in Paris the Indian delegation was given warm welcome in Lorient which was a six hours drive from Paris. Lorient is a very beautiful town located on the south coast of Brittany, where the Scorff river and the Blavet river join to form the roadstead of Lorient before merging into the Atlantic Ocean. Many interesting
visits were organized for the Indian group. like to the Port Manech, fortified town of Concarneau, Port Louis museum, Cité de la Voile, etc. The French
families were very kind and hospitable. The Principal of Colbert High school Mr. Mazrain was very hospitable. He organized many activities for both Indian students and the French students like football and volleyball matches, Cultural programmes, Robofiesta, etc. A few trips to nearby towns like Nantes, Vannes, Quiberon and Carnac were also organized for the students.
On return the students visited Palace of Versailles. The trip to France was a learning experience for all. The French food, French monuments, their architecture, their academic system was a great learning experience. The students had an exposure to the French culture and tradition and had a good practice to hone their speaking and listening skills.
FRENCH EXCHANGE PROGRAMME 2014-15
Tagore International School, East Of Kailash had an exchange programme with Lycée Jean-Baptiste COLBERT in Lorient, in Brittany region of France. Three teachers, Ms. Alexandra, Mr. Jacques and Mr. Theiry Martin along with a group of 25 (22 boys and 3 girls) students arrived in Delhi on 02 April 2015 for a thirteen day visit. The school Head- Mistress, Ms. R. Banopreeya welcomed the foreign delegates. The host students of TIS as well as their French counterparts thoroughly enjoyed the various cultural events which included a soulful mix of music and dances of various states of India. To acquaint our guests of the Indian culture and its rich heritage yoga, taekwondo and aerobic activities and workshops on yoga and dances of India were organised. The French students also attended many activity classes and thoroughly enjoyed playing Volleyball and Football matches with Tagoreans which certainly helped in developing a close bond between the two schools. The TIS group went an extra mile to make their visit a memorable one and organised many outdoor excursions which included trips to Agra, Jaipur and monuments in Delhi. Mr. Jacques and Mr. Theiry also conducted a Robotics work shop for the TIS Robotics Club.The French delegates also loved walking down the streets of Janpath from where they bought souvenirs for their friends and family in France. It was indeed a touching moment to see the visitors relish the Indian cuisine, dress up in traditional Indian attire with bangles and bindis and apply henna on their hands at Dilli Haat. The French delegation were also deeply touched by the hospitality of their Indian hosts during the home-stay and left India on 14 April 2015 with many pleasant memories and a hope to see their friends from India visit them soon in May 2015.