When a day out at Surjivan farm was planned by the Senior Programme, it was a moment that I could hardly miss. The Retreat was all about coming together at the end of the academic session, and it was not just about fun but also about the awarding of certificates of appreciation highlighting the strengths of the teachers who had spent the whole year at the school. The last hour of the day was spent in reviewing the year gone by, the highlights of the session, and this included a pat on the shoulders of all those who had worked really hard to make the session a great success. One might in fact refer to the retreat as a moment for introspection, a retrospect about the year gone by, and a preparation for the year to come. The greatest gift to all of us has been the completion of the construction of the new block. The occasion was also filled with a sense of loss as we would not be seeing two of our educators, namely Mr. Jyoti Parruck and Mr. Sai.
At the venue while it rained
A refresher in paper folding conducted by Mr. Jyoti Parrukh
And the line stretched as far as the eyes could see!
You always did it with a smile, well even if your heart was beating fast!
Inside the Zorbin Ball, Mr. Bannerjee and Mr. Rahul
A Message for Kaye Ma’am
The Kids, ‘well, this is no big deal.’ The Elders (at the back) ‘Check this out-Who’ll go first?’
‘Afraid? Nah!, well then let’s get rolling!’
And they acquiesced before the giant ball, one and all, the little and the old, the little fairy fleeing from the devastation wreaked by the Zorbin Ball, and yes, without shoes, as you will see in the foreground…(Sorry if the pic is not clear, was shooting against the sun!).
Stopping the Ball before it rolled off…
The Announcement Desk
Yes, and there were certificates too!
Received with good Grace and a smile to light up the day!
A smile of relief for a day gone well, checklist, O.K., Logistics, O.K.
Whew, what a wonderful day, everyone was in smiles!
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