The School, organised an exciting and fun filled five-day long excursion-cum-educational trip to Singapore for 19 students escorted by two teachers, Ms Leena Singhal (Jr HM) and Ms Sonal Khurana from May 28thto June 2nd, 2017. The Singapore journey was really exhilarating from day one as the students were all charged up to explore a new place, often referred to as ‘The Lion City’. The adventure packed five-day tour that included visits to ‘The Merlion,’ the iconic landmark of Singapore and the Singapore Science Centre, exhibiting innovative experiments and models formed a great learning experience for children. The visits to the thrilling Night Safari and the Jurong Bird Park, relaxing at Silosa Beach in Sentosa Island and the fun-filled thrilling rides at the Universal Studios were the other added attractions.
The trip aimed at providing opportunities to students to explore the world outside the classroom, to learn, appreciate and understand different cultures and nationalities and carry back unforgettable and cherished memories.
7 students from classes 7th to 9th went to the United States of America from 17th June 2016 to 28th June 2016 accompanied by their teacher Ms Neeru Gill. During the 10 day long trip organized in collaboration with EdTerra Adventures Pvt. Ltd., the students travelled to USA’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA’s) prestigious Space Centre at Orlando, Florida, the Niagara Falls & New York.
Students returned to New Delhi on 28th June with unforgettable and wonderful memories of the trip. It was an enjoyable travel experience and a fantastic mix of activities for students-education, adventure and fun.
The Indo-French Exchange Programme 2016-17 took place from November 29th to December 9th, 2016 at DPSSL. A team of nine students and two teachers Ms. Nathalie Cavagna (German teacher) and M. Philippe Cluzel (Art teacher) from College Saint-Joseph in Ambert, France, visited the school. The exchange programme was based on a unique project theme titled ‘Festivals and Traditions.’ The French students stayed with the families of Indian students and learnt more about the Indian culture and way of living. They also attended Indian marriages, visited religious places and participated in specially organized school activities such as Garba Dance, Vedic Maths Lessons, Yoga Sessions, Rangoli Making, Football Match, Cooking Aloo Chaat and Coconut Sweets and Project Discussion. They were also taken to visits of Indian Heritage Sites such as Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Lotus temple and Dilli Haat. The Principal, Ms. SunitaNagpal complemented the students for the success of the programme and stated that such programmesare instrumental in making students aware about other cultures and respecting them. In the second phase of the project, the students of DPSSL will visit France in the month of June 2017.
In France ....
“As you travel, being totally responsible for yourself, its inevitable that you will discover just how capable you are”.
As part of Indo-French Exchange programme, 9 students and 2 teachers of DPSSL visited Ambert, a historic French city for eleven days from June 6-17, 2017. The French team of students and teachers had earlier visited India and stayed with Indian families in November 2016.
On reaching Ambert, the partner school ‘College St. Joseph’, extended a warm welcome. The Principal Ms. Sunita Nagpal met Ms. Patricia, Principal of College St.Joseph and other teachers of the school. Students lived with their host families, which helped our students gain valuable insights into the French life. Students attended Maths, French and English classes to understand their education system.
‘Rally de town’ organized by the school made students explore the historic district of Ambert. Ambert is also famous for its living museum of paper, “Richard Le Moulin de Bas”. Here, the Indian students got the golden opportunity to make hand-made paper from cloth pulp. The world famous Fourme D’Ambert cheese is another treat to taste buds. Students visited cheese farm and acquired knowledge of how to make cheese. The visit to French capital of cutlery “Thiers” enlightened them on how knives were handcrafted at this place for centuries. A steep trek to Puy de Dome volcano was challenging and filled with enchanting scenic view. The architectural beauty of black stone lava Cathedral at Clermont and Optical illusions found in the paintings and flooring of Chateau de Mons (castle) was an exhilarating experience to the students.
The Mayor of Ambert gave an official welcome to our team of students in the Town Hall.
The school fest at St. Joseph gave our students an opportunity to showcase our Indian music and dance.
The last phase of the tour was the most awaited visit to the Eiffel tower. The beautiful view of 12thcentury Notre-Dame and the pyramid at the entrance of Louvre left an indelible impression. The long walk in Champs-Elysées, famous for its shops, was a feast to eyes.
This 11-day tour of Ambert and Paris made students to come out of their comfort zone, build their confidence, develop cultural sensitivity. They also became more conversant in the ‘French’ language. It’s been a great learning experience!!!