CARDINAL ALLEN CATHOLIC HOGH SCHOOL TEACHERS AND STUDENTS VISIT REPORT- Oct 27th- Nov 1st 2014.
On 27th October to reciprocate our visit in June two teachers Ms Deirdre Mcguirk (English) and Ms Joanne Duffy (Art) teachers along with four students from Cardinal Allen Catholic High School visited our school from the 27th Oct to 1st November 2014. The students were two boys, David Nickson and Lewis Smith, and two girls, Lily Flemington and Lucy Leo. The teachers were hosted at the Birla Guest House and the students were hosted by our students. Lily was hosted by Uday Jhunjhunwala, Lucy was hosted by Pulkit Baid, Lewis was hosted by Mehul Rathi and David was hosted by Anand Baid. The guests rested on the day they arrived and did some local sightseeing and shopping. The next day, they were welcomed in the assembly in the Indian traditional manner, with garlands and “tika”. The visitors were shown around the School senior and junior side. The teachers attended and observed classes in their respective subjects. The students attended classes with their hosts and experienced our student life. They also were shown ACM (art, craft and music) classes like Vocal, Sitar, Synthesizer, Tabla, Craft and finally, Art which left them very impressed with our school. They attended the various Clubs like Drama, Quiz, Nature and Chess too which gave them insight in the other activities of our school.
The next day, they were taken to “Ankur Kala”, an NGO working for the welfare of women who have been victims of domestic violence and which was an enriching experience for them. The group was also taken on a tour of some of the famous sites in Kolkata like Belur Math, Dakhshineshwar Temple and Jorasanko Thakurbari, the home of Nobel laureate, Rabindranath Tagore. They also attended a few classes with like Yoga and Physical Education. Every day after school the teachers were taken for sightseeing and shopping by the school teachers and the students by the host children. They were shown the monuments like Victoria Memorial, St. Paul's Cathedral, Mother house, Indian Museum, and Birla Planetarium. They were made to experience the various items in the Indian Cuisine and were enjoyed by them. Finally the group left on Saturday with a smile and gratitude for the insight they had in the Indian culture given by the students and teachers of Birla High School. So cheers to the BHS team for always creating fond memories in the minds of all our foreign guests.