All the students, being risk-takers and open-minded global citizens, are encouraged to explore a completely new area of the world, and bring the essence of this area into their classrooms so that all students, as well as parents and teachers can also experience scenes from around the world within the walls of our school! Everyone is encouraged to walk around the school and explore the various countries of the world, as well as have a taste of some local foods from each of these countries in the Kalabhavan Cafe, which was again run by students representing a diverse array of regions worldwide.
Throughout the student body, there were many enthusiastic participants who worked towards making this day a success, and The Sreenidhian has been able to get a few insights to what the students thought about their research, exploration and how ISD went overall.
MYP 2 : Japan
“This ISD was a very fun experience for the whole school. It was nice to see different countries from all around the world and learn about their cultures, traditions, trade and more. It helped us become international and open minded students and learn about other countries. The charts and displays were very creative and the presentations were engaging. My class represented the country of Japan, and we had a lot of interesting presentations and activities set up. We had a photoshoot area outside and we also had a dance performed by my classmate. We made a model of Mount Fuji. I also visited the Kalabhavan Cafe and there seemed to be a lot of different types of food. It was fun to learn about their food as well. Overall, I think that this year's ISD was a success!”
Shaahi Varma Kanumuri
MYP 5: Malawi
“ISD this year was very invigorating, we experienced many different cultures and their systems. While entering each classroom with a world traveler passport, I felt as if I was actually transported to that country. Starting from the stamps, decorations and clothes to the music and cuisine I felt myself indulging in every country. It was quite assuring to understand that everyone has done in-depth research on their country and specific topic, and a very enjoyable experience overall.”
MYP 5: Madagascar
“International students' day was a great experience this year! We were able to recreate the aura of Madagascar by displaying our learning in creative ways and teaching others about the same. Personally, I feel that it was a good way of growing as a class and enjoying what we did at the same time. We were really proud of our final output and the amount of work we were able to get done in such a short amount of time. Overall, we were able to celebrate our differences through interacting with others and it was really beneficial for all of us!”
Aditi Raju Kalidindi
“Brimmed with walls overflowing with knowledge attained and trinkets from all around the world draped on the ceilings, International Students Day in Sreenidhi International School was quite an amusing event. Students throughout the school artfully adorned their respective rooms with a plethora of information about their countries, and made it an event not to be missed.
For MYP 4, the continent, ‘South America’, was given. From remaking the Amazon Rainforest to creating a model for a waterfall, students had quite a splendid time. Although limited time was present, students did utilise it to their best efforts and created a day filled with spectacles. The end product was really something that couldn’t be rivaled!”
Through events like ISD, we are able to promote international mindedness within our school community and ensure that all students are open minded to cultures and traditions worldwide. This is a great initiative that occurs every year, and we do hope that students at Sreenidhi continue to embrace these opportunities and blossom as learners who are ready to face the world around them.