South City International School had organized the School Immersion Programme with the Students from Ireland on 17th February’14. There are 72 students from Ireland. The SCIS students started the programme at 10.00 AM with a warm welcome to their Irish friends. The theme of the programme was “Buddy system”. The programme held at SCIS Auditorium with a welcome song, by the junior school students, followed by welcome speech by the Principal, Mr. John Bagul.
The boys wished their uncle & aunty “Happy Anniversary” with a handmade greeting card & a flower bouquet. The couple was overwhelmed with joy & happiness. Mrs Shilpi Sen said that this was the best day as well as best Anniversary gift in their life. The boys had really made their Special day more Special.
Before starting with the activities, National Anthem of both the countries where played. Assistant Principal Ms Sanjukta Banerjee came out with a very interesting session named “Magic of Language”. She taught some Bengali words to the Irish students in telegraphic manner & guess what? Irish Students picked up seven Bengali words in just 15mins. It also happened vice-versa. Irish students taught few Irish words to the Indian students.
Madeline & the Irish teachers gifted a token of appreciation to Mr. John Bagul, the Principal. Teachers of SCIS had given the presentations on the similarities between the culture of Ireland & India. Then there was an interacting session. The Irish & Indian students made small groups & shared cultures, ethics, etc with their Buddies.
At 12.30 PM, there was a break for lunch. SCIS treated the Irish students & teachers with Pizza, Puchka, Cold Drink & Bengali Sweet.
Post lunch, SCIS had arranged for Dance workshop, Music workshop, Basket Ball workshop & tattoo or mehendi making. Irish students were very much interested in tattoos & dance workshop. Both Irish & Indian students matched their feet & did “Bhangra” with a very well known Punjabi song. Credit must go to the Dance teacher of SCIS, as she choreographed the whole dance step within 10mins.
Then came “Thanks Giving” session. Ms Deborina Roy, Activity Co-ordinator of SCIS, gave vote of thanks to Madeline for bringing her group. She thanked The Hope Foundation for arranging the School Immersion Programme with South City International School. Madeline, on behalf of The Hope Foundation also thanked SCIS for organizing such a wonderful day for the Irish students. Ms Geeta Venkadakrishnan, handed over certificates to Ms Deborina Roy for distributing amongst SCIS students for participating in the School Immersion Programme.
The Buddies exchanged their email ids, facebook ids as well as their contact numbers, so that they remain “buddy” throughout their lives.