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Monday - December 11, 2023
Veg Cutlet

Mini Lunch - Sev tamatar sabji + chappati +salad + sweet

Full Lunch - Sev tamatar sabji + chappati +dal +rice +salad + sweet

Visit to the Emerald Isles of India - Andaman April 2012
Visit to the Emerald Isles of India - Andaman April 2012
In his wonderful, essay “Why We Travel,” Pico Iyer writes: “We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again – to slow time down and be taken in, and fall in love once more.”

THE ORCHID SCHOOL, in association with ANET (Andaman and Nicobar Environmental Team), is about to embark on one such journey of exploration. Students of Grade IX and X, accompanied by two teachers, will go to the Andaman Islands, a chain of emerald islands of exceptional beauty and conservational importance in the Indian Ocean, this month, to study its rich bio diversity, history and culture.


Student Group going for ANET programe

This trip, just like many other trips organized by the school on a regular basis, is in consonance with the emerging methodology of the school which believes that it is only through experience that life- long learning happens, and that travel in itself is the greatest learning experience of all. This trip will be a golden opportunity for the students to challenge themselves in an unfamiliar environment, learn to deal with different kinds of situations and realities, as well as to give them a chance to observe the flora and fauna they are studying about.

As part of their study, students will get an opportunity to experience diving into the sea, exploring the marine bio-diversity, reef ecosystems, life in the shallow seas and much more with India's premier dive company – Lacadives.

ANET being a division of The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology (MCBT), students will also get to spend a day at the Madras Crocodile Bank, on their way to The Andaman Islands.

THE ORCHID SCHOOL believes in travel writer Tom Cole’s view, “The world is at once too large and too small for us to stay mired in one place. As stewards of the planet, from the peoples of its urban jungles to its wildest unpeopled expanses, we are at our best – and the Earth is at its best -- when we engage with the world.”

For more information on ANET, visit www.anetindia.org

Presentation by students