On 17th October 2019, Delhi Public School Aligarh, Junior Wing, opened its doors for international amalgamation with France, in order for its students to experience different cultures through Indo-French Exchange Programme -2019. A delegation of 21 students accompanied by their teachers Mr. Fredrick Rousselle, Mr. Herve Escario, Ms. Carole Mauriaucourt and Ms. Karine Herve from Lycee Privee Ozanam and Ozanam Epil Campus (EPIL), who had arrived from France on 16th October 2019, were welcomed with a ‘Tilak’ and lovely badges upon their arrival at the school premises to get a first-hand experience of the most beautiful country of the world. Accompanying the Students from France, were their 21 partners from DPS Aligarh and DPS Civil Lines.
A special assembly was conducted in French by the students of DPS Aligarh, Junior Wing, who have opted for French as their Third Language. A French Song by Pratyush Sharma of Class VIA was a delight to the soul. The Headmistress Ms. Bhavana Bhardwaj addressed the delegation and extended a formal welcome to them. The assembly gave the guests a sneak-peek of the daily schedule followed in the school.
A myriad of activities were planned for the delegation from France at Delhi Public School Aligarh, Junior Wing. Post assembly the guests participated in a session involving Calisthenics and the mind and soul transforming Yogasanas. Thereafter, the guests were ushered to various classes wherein they were given a glimpse of our extra-ordinary country. The Headmistress Ms. Bhavana Bhardwaj accompanied the guests as they interacted with the students in their respective class rooms. The students from Class Playgroup to Class II were dressed as the various Freedom Fighters and Leaders of India. They also interacted and shared poems and songs with the guests. The students of Class III to VI were dressed in stunning attires to represent the different states and Union Territories of India in their beautifully decorated classrooms. They welcomed the guests with their dance and song presentations. Famous dishes and articles, from the States and Union Territories they represented, were on display. The objective was to provide a glimpse of the extra-ordinary beauty and cultural diversity of India under one roof. The delegation seemed to have really enjoyed their interaction with the students. The group then visited various ultra-modern activity rooms such as the Arts, Dance, Music and Sports rooms. They also visited the Language Lab, Science Lab, Maths Lab, and Social Studies Lab. Thereafter, the delegation joined for some refreshments in the Canteen to re-energise them for the session next in line where in they joined for hands on experience at Clay Modelling in the Multi-Purpose Lab. It was relaxing and also very interesting at the same time for the delegation to put their thoughts into shape. Everyone enjoyed the experience. Their day at DPS Aligarh, Junior Wing thus ended with the Photo Session to forever capture their memories and experiences. For the delegation of France and the students of DPS Aligarh, Junior Wing, it was a day of ‘Educational and Cultural Exchange’ in its truest sense!
The Indo-French Exchange Programme-2019 will provide an unparalleled opportunity to the students of DPS Aligarh to effectively build bridges of understanding of France, broaden their horizon and change the way they see the world.