The Mill Hill School Visit
Since 2000, the year of the blooming of the partnership between Sri Jayendra and Mill Hill School, London, the visit of Millhillians in the month of June to our school gives an amazing start to every academic year. On 25th of June a group of 23 students guided by 4 staff Ms. Sanchez, The Deputy Head of Mill Hill School, London, Mr.Steve, Ms.Hanna and Mr. Fritz. reached Sankarnagar. Our children and staff gave overwhelming welcome to all of them in the morning assembly welcoming and wishing them a good stay with an English song by our school choir.
With bubbling excitement our students of class 4 to 8 attended the English classes of the Mill Hill Students. The Millhillians were so kind and concern to our students and taught them through various rhymes, puzzles, games and other activities.
The Geography Staff Ms. Hannah and Maths staff Mr.Steve were keenly interested in knowing our syllabus and observed some of our classes too. They were so nice that they accepted to demonstrate some classes for us and that was really very useful to us.
Experiencing our culture
They loved and experienced our culture here with interest. Every evening the Millhillians had music session with our Music staff and Choir children. They learnt dance with our students. The Millhillians had an amzing experience of visiting Car Festival in Tirunelveli. They also enjoyed the Priory basket ball tournament, an inter school basket ball tournament organized in our school basket ball ground during their presence here.
They loved shopping in our town shops and our school staff accompanied them happily to Courtallam waterfall, Manappadu beach and other places. During weekends they went to Kodaikkanal and Kanyakumari.
On July 9, we organized a Thanks Giving Function to Millhillillains who are very close to our heart and special to us. It was a day of mixed emotions. On that day morning a Table Tennis Court in our school campus was inaugurated and dedicated to our school children.
Thanksgiving ceremony with the annual award prize distribution was started at 6 p.m. The ground became so colourful and lively, when the Millhillians entered the ground in Indian costume looking gorgeous.
Our Principal welcomed them wholeheartedly expressing the value our partnership. The school choir gave a wonderful performance with number of songs in different languages making the crowd vibrant. The Millhillians too joined with our choir for few songs.
Then the annual prize distribution for the toppers in the previous academic year started. This year we expressed our joy to the toppers in the board examinations by releasing a stamp in their name.
The highlight of the function was the phenominal dance performance by our students. The alumnae too joined the performance. The folk dances of different states of India like Ghoomer, Jhumar, Bhangra, Kavadi were performed professionally by our students with extraordinary skill and it was spectacular!!
A sumptuous dinner was arranged for all in the basket ball ground. The ground filled with joy, tears, goodbyes between us and the Millhillians.