For the 3rd consecutive year, Greenway Modern School, Dilshad Garden, felt proud to be associated with Russia, for the Indo-Russian Student Exchange Program. A group of 5 students were selected for the exchange program and were accompanied by a teacher, Mrs. Poonam Makhija, to Ivanteyevka, Russia, from October 9th to October 16th.
The students and the teacher were greeted very warmly by the Russian School Staff and students on their arrival. Everybody was escorted to the school officially to meet their respective Russian partners and from there, began the journey of the cultural exchange. Greenwanians were heartfully welcomed by the Russian students’s family to stay with them and be a part of their own culture.
On the day of arrival, after the students got comfortable with their host families, they were taken for a short excursion around the Ivanteyevka town.
Day 2 was full of activities for the students as they were taken to the school, where they attended Russian lessons, communicated with the fellow Russian students, and later were taken to the Centre of Creativity, and indulged in creative workshops.
Day 3 was scheduled for a visit to the Nursery School No. 15, Rucheek. After which, everyone enjoyed a pleasant walk around Moscow.
Day 4 was the day at the respective Host families, where they could get familiar with the people, culture and their warmth.
Day 5 had been scheduled for a visit to the mesmerising city of Alexandrovskaya Sloboda, where one could truly live the traditions of Russia.
Day 6 was full of adventure, as the students participated in various sports events at the sports centre Olymp. Our students made us proud by bagging 1st position in various events. After which, the students showcased the Indian culture via a splendid dance performance which was loved by all.
The Russian Principals were presented with a token of friendship on behalf of our Principal, Mr. Mohit Sachdeva.
Day 7 was full of emotions as it was the day of departure from the beloved Russian partners.
And with that, this beautiful journey came to an end for this year, with a promise of making the next one, even better.