We arrived at the school for our final day greeted by smiling faces and high fives. For breakfast we had gulab jamun ( according to jevhan) which is a sickly sweet sponge dipped in syrup, ratio of gulad jamun to omlette was 3:1.
After topping up our water bottles and readying ourselves for the long tiring day ahead, we went down in to our classes greeted by “ good morning sir” and “ good morning miss”. We started our final lessons in high spirits holding back the tears not wanting to leave the children but ready to get back home to share our stories. After an hour long lesson we escaped the constant asking for our autographs and photos and went upstairs for our break before getting our activities ready.
we then all piled into the hall for the final Hannah and Mikey show. This consisted of doing a series of obstacles whilst holding a balloon between the legs, ( not our cup of tea).
After that we went out to do our final activities and to finish our peformance for the concert, it was a lot of chaos and screaming and dancing in the hot hot hot sun but we finally made it work and realised that it was a our last chance so we were to make the most of it!
Once lunch had come, we all went up stairs to have lunch with the staff, our lunch was actually not curry! we had spicey chicken, poperdoms( or ploperdoms known in the bird and glover family) and lots and lots of rice!
Once this meal had finished we went down to the hall to get ready for the concert. Smiling faces (students), nervous face ( teachers) came across the room as the first group for the performance went up on to the stage, the avengers did an amazing version of the famous lion king song “ wimboo way”, this put everyone in a bouncy and happy mood.
the incredibles ( chloes group) then went up singing the “ superman song” and “ twinkle twinkle little star”.
then up came iron man, ( gracies group) who did the embarrassing well known YMCA, the children loved it and people at the back started to join in.
Then up came the hulk, ( sophies group) and they did a very loud and impressive version of “ hey captain jack” which made a lot of students in the audience chant along with them.
Finally CRED team went up to do our version of “ lean on me” we couldn't help but have a few giggles of nervousness but we were able to hold it back for a little while.
After our successful performance it was then the students time to show us a little bit of the indian culture, the girls did a lovely indian dance that had us all mesmorised, it was almost like they were telling a story with little yellow flowers being thrown at the end. By the time we had all done our thing it was time for the speeches, with Alice from Angmering and Jevhan from Worthing. Their kind and thoughtful speeches were definatly moving and were translated by Janaki.
as well as these we also had a man from the department of education, even though we couldn't really understand him but we know it was a thanks. Finally the time had come to say goodbye :(.
Everyone rushed out of the room eager to find the children and have many photo's filled with great memories. There was lots of tears as the students grabbed hold of our legs begging us not to leave. There were lots of photos being taken and gifts being given. Different groups of children dotted around the outside space were playing different variations of catch games with the footballs. As we all watched the students from upstairs we had huge smiles on our faces and knew we would remember this trip for ever.
By Gracie Sophie and Chloe H