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Sports at Seth Anadaram Jaipuria School

We were lucky enough to see the school preparing for their annual sports day, it is on a larger scale than ours. We witnessed an opening ceremony similar to the Olympics. They have performances before, during and after the races such as karate, which included a black belt student kicking a clay pot and smashing it! There were also gymnasts and a variety of dance acts. There was also some amazing football skills, you will be very impressed. We are looking forward to showing some videos we captured of this.

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Monday 24th February: Our last day.

Today Mrs Khindey and I were collected from our hotel at 9am and headed into school. Once we arrived we met Mrs Heena Sharma who took us to one of their presentation halls where 4M’s link class were sat waiting for us. They asked us some questions about Chater Junior school, I then handed some work 4M had done for their link class to their teacher. They were going to look at this closer lately.

After this we sat as ‘guests of honour’ to watch year 6 perform pages of the classics, which included: A Christmas Carol, Wizard of Oz, Bishop’s Candkesticks and Macbeth. The children impressed us so much with their acting skills! Selected children also performed a fantastic traditional Indian dance for us, which represented equality. It was a very powerful performance which moved us.

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India Gate

We were very lucky to be treated by the headmistress Mrs Rana on Sunday evening to dinner and sight seeing. We went to Delhi deer park and finished our evening by visiting the India Gate. The India Gate is a national monument of India.

It commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during the World War I. The memorial bears the names of more than 13,516 British and Indian soldiers killed in the Northwestern Frontier in the Afghan war of 1919.

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Saturday 22nd Feb..

Today started early with Palak and Heena (two teachers from Seth Jaipuria) picking us up at 7am for a 3 hour drive to Agra to visit the Taj Mahal.
Once we arrived, around 10am we walked to get our tickets and meet our guide who filled us with a lot of facts about the Taj Mahal.

Did you know:
The Taj Mahal took 22 years to be built, by hand.
It was built in 1653 for his wife, to show his love for her.
It is all made from hand crafted marble.

See what other facts you can find out about the Taj Mahal.

After the visit myself and Mrs Khindey headed back to the car on a horse and cart.. This was quite scary!

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