Field Trip To St. Thomas Mount (22nd January 2016)
Students of Grades 6, 7 and 8 were taken on an educational trip to St. Thomas Mount on Saturday, 22nd January. We left boarded the bus at 9.00 am with excitement.
The ancient Church on the top of St. Thomas Mount has served as the light house for the Portuguese and Armenian ships and vessels in the Bay of Bengal in the 16th and 17th centuries. There are 130 steps approximately leading to the top. Students were excited about climbing uphill. The beautiful view from top enthralled them. The church and its artefacts interested them a lot. The oldest painting of Mother Mary and a piece of bone of the martyr St. Thomas are enshrined here.
A visit to the orphanage behind the church opened their eyes to another world. Our students interacted with the orphan inmates, played with them and taught rhymes. For many it was their first visit to an orphanage. It was an emotional experience for all.
We returned to school by 1.00 pm. It was a fulfilling day.