School started from the second week of our programme. Our host school “Cité Scolaire Saint Exupery” was located in the heart of the town of Bourg Saint Maurice, Rhone Alpes, France. We were welcomed by the Principal, who gave us an inspiring speech. Both the Indians and the French then gave presentations showcasing their culture. We got the opportunity to attend Spanish, English and Art lessons, which were a lot of fun and a learning experience. Meeting and talking to so many school-goers, of different ages, enlightened and surprised me, as I came across different perspectives and thoughts which students had on various issues.
A few of the students who lived in far off villages lived in the hostel, which was a whole new experience. On the last day of school, we all did a flash mob. Hundreds of children joined in and participated with full gusto. The cultural evening was organized in the town hall on the last day of school, where all host French families were invited. This event showcased how beautiful and diverse our cultures are, through the medium of dance, music, food and art!