Diwali Celebrations 2017
                                           Diwali or Deepavali, is the festival of lights and a celebration signifying the triumph of good over evil. It is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn every year. The festival instills the value of knowledge and hope. The students of Orchids The International School – Mumbai celebrated Diwali on Friday, 13th October 2017. The school was embellished with beautifully crafted paper lanterns and the spirit of spreading love and happiness.   The festivities of the day began with the teachers discussing with the students the reason for celebrating Diwali and what it truly represented along with a discussion about one's safety during the celebration. Teachers even spoke about their contribution to the festivities and urged them to attempt to enjoy a cracker - free and pollution free Diwali. The students then enjoyed a round of games and animated movies post which they danced to glory to festive music.   The highlight of the day was the cold cooking activity wherein our young chefs helped their class teachers prepare various dishes such as chaat, sandwiches, canopies and various other mouth-watering hors d'oeuvres. Each and every student contributed by bringing one ingredient of their chosen dish. It was enchanting to see our young achievers attempt to assemble the dish in class. Such activities reinforce the importance of sharing and brotherhood and help build character while having fun.   Overall, it was a fun filled day for the students where they learnt that bursting crackers isn’t the only way to celebrate the auspicious festival of Diwali. The students bid us adieu with smiling faces and happy smiles and heart felt promises to return soon.   Happy Diwali To One And All!
Agrical Tour
                                                                Farm tours and agricultural trips are a beautiful way of getting the next generation acquainted to the natural wonders. The day started with the excited students of Grade 1-5 boarding the buses for the AGRICUL’TOUR’. As they reached the place they were welcomed with refreshments, divided into groups and were guided with the schedule for the day. The session started with some warm up activities, moved on to the barn where they were briefed about different kinds of birds & animals in the farm. There were around five varieties of green birds, brown nose (a rabbit), Charlie (a lamb), cattle, Turkey, goose, etc… The students were given an insight about the different breeds of buffaloes (Murra), cows (gir) and how dairy industry in India works. They were very excited to feed the cattle. The next destination was the Tree house...They were taken to a tree house shown with the Giant spiders, red ants, and waterfalls. There were many rare species of plants like, Indian mulberry (Noni), Bird of Paradise, water lily etc...The students had lots of fun in the pottery and park sessions that followed. After a long fun filled day, having lunch amidst the nature was the only thing anyone could ask for. Each student received a potted sapling as a token of appreciation. Overall, it was a very informative and fruitful day where visiting the farm, learning about how food is grown, awareness of environment helped the students explore and understand the nature.