I would like to welcome everyone back after the Easter holidays – I hope you took the time to rest, relax and enjoy some of the sunshine.
To highlight this year’s Earth Day and raise awareness about important environmental issues, a team of green-fingered volunteers from Hanuman Seva group were joined by staff and students to plant trees in front of our school building. We are grateful to the Hanuman Seva Group, for raising
the funds, and sourcing the trees which will be enjoyed by students and visitors for many years to come. Thank you also to Ms Thakore for hosting primary parents on both Monday and Wednesday afternoon.
This week our year 8 students have attended the Avanti Quest retreat at the Vedanta. They are due back later this afternoon, but please see below some student messages about their experiences so far.
We have arrived safely at The Vedanta and wanted to let you all know about our day.
The bus journey was short and the teachers struggled fitting the suitcases; they finally managed to get all of them in after a hefty game of tetris. When we arrived, we were welcomed by Gopi and Ravi who gathered us into our groups and showed is the 73 acres of land! It was annoying that we couldn’t settle down in our rooms yet as we were all itching to know our room allocations, however everyone was happy in the end! We had a couple of inter-team competitions which concluded with a competitive game of tug of war; Mr Clarke made all the difference. Esha was embarrassed with a song of happy birthday at dinner. Off to the bonfire now with more updates tomorrow.
It is Day 2 of the Avanti Quest and everyone is excited about the night; some pulled all-nighters! Today was a calm day with an inter-grove (our groups) escape rooms to find out a phrase ‘every moment is an opportunity to give and receive love’. We started off the day by doing some nature art and a 1h and 20 minute walk! Tonight we were able to visit the games room for the first time. It consisted of: table tennis, air hockey, pool table and table football. It’s time to go to bed now because we have to wake up early tomorrow for the high ropes. You might be able to hear us from Lincoln yelling like Tarzan! More updates tomorrow!
Last full day today! Just eaten our final dinner and into our free time. Today, we did high ropes Wild Pines Park also with archery and treasure hunting (there were bears!). Our amazing Head of Year himself Mr Gadsby was swinging in the trees like Tarzan. By the way, did you hear us all the way from Lincoln screaming and yelling on the big jumps? We interviewed a few classmates about today’s experience and this is what they said: ‘The high ropes were fun but scary at the same time. Also the archery was quite difficult but overall I enjoyed both activities.’- Nidhi Patel, ‘I beat Mr Gadsby by two points in archery!’- Mrs Vaghela, ‘I just felt like all the activities wear fun and challenging and that aspect made it interesting’- Rudra Kunti, ‘ the activities were so scary but I would do it again… defo’- Abhi Gajjar. Anyway, we have got to go and enjoy our free time now! Off to bed because we are going to the Cathedral tomorrow and then home.
Keya Mistry, Anaiya Dattani, Diya Popat and Esha Parekh(the birthday girl)!
Next week’s bulletin will be an information only update to ensure that all existing parents are starting to think about and prepare for the upcoming academic year. We know that many families begin to plan uniform buying early to ensure they have it ready for the upcoming year, so we will be sharing a variety of key information to support.