Seventeen students and two teachers of SPS, Rajendra Nagar, along with two students and one teacher from SPS Tronica City embarked on a Student Exchange Programme with Good Shepherd Public School, Kottayam, Kerala, from 11 Jan 2023 to 17 Jan 2023. Through this exchange programme, the students were exposed to different cultural, geographical, religious and social backgrounds, allowing them to develop a greater understanding of diversity.
The students attended in-campus classes along with the students of the partner school on Mathematics, Science, Languages, Art and Craft. They also visited heritage sites, beaches, tea plantations and temples after the lectures.
The highlight of the programme was the day tour to Backwaters in the Houseboat and a visit to Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple at Trivandrum, where they paid their obeisance to Lord Vishnu in the centuries-old temple. They learnt about the architecture and grandeur of the southern part of the country.
The students exchanged small gifts with their GSPS buddies during the valedictory programme which was presided over by the Principal, Director and Management Committee of the host school. The students not only learnt about the culture and heritage of Kerala through this exchange programme, but also emerged as enriched individuals with a progressive outlook.