We arrived here early on a Saturday morning, after a long flight, feeling a mixture of nerves and excitement. It turns out there was nothing to be worried about as we were greeted by a sea of smiley faces and possibly the most friendly and welcoming children you could ever wish to meet.

It has been a fantastic opportunity to witness life here at school. We have been lucky enough to be a part of many special celebrations and events during our time here, such as Republic Day, Sylvia’s welcome back from England and Women’s Day to name a few, and to learn about Indian culture, food and traditions.

Everyone has been so welcoming and made this trip a truly wonderful experience for me that I will not forget!

I would like to say thank you to Madam Sylvia and all the staff and students as Rangammal School. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here and it has been a pleasure to meet you all.