The Gerald Durrell Corner, Knowledge Centre
Loyola again took a path less traveled.
It has honoured a renowned environmentalist and an author, Gerald Durrell. “My Family and Other Animals’ is the most famous of his 37 books. It was even prescribed for Senior Cambridge literature.
Loyola is the only Gerald Durrell Centre in India. It has been set up with the objective of creating an awareness towards sensitizing students on the delicate environment. Loyola Durrell Centre, which has 27 titles is probably one of the fewer schools that own so many titles, some of them out of print. We have movies and also documentaries on how to save creatures on the verge of extinction.
Frank Anthony All India Inter School Debate Competition
On the 24th of September, 2015, the Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) had organized the National Finals of the prestigious Frank Anthony Memorial All-India Inter School Debate Competition. The debate was held in Carman School, Dehradun. This debate, which is held every year, is conducted in 3 rounds – the Preliminary Regional round, followed by the Zonal and finally the Nationals. There are two categories – Category I for seniors and Category II for the juniors. This year, Loyola School managed to reach and National Finals in both the categories and secure the 1st Runners-Up and the 2nd Runners-Up position in Categories I and II respectively.
Events and Competitions: Monsoon 2015
The Frank Anthony Memorial All India Inter School Debate
Loyola proved its mettle once again as it won the Stage - II of the prestigious Frank Anthony Memorial All India Inter School Debate Competition in both the Senior and Junior categories - thereby qualifying for the national finals to be held in Carman Residential and Day School, Dehradun on the 24th of September.
We were represented by Ritwik Mehta (XII) and Muskan Mascharak (XI) in Category-I which was for the seniors. The competition was held at KSMS, Sakchi and the topic given to them was - ‘The purpose of society has lost its significance.’ A total of 8 schools from 5 states had participated out of which Loyola was declared the best team. Ritwik Mehta was also awarded the 1st Runners-Up Speaker Position.
Visit of teachers from Oriel High School, Sussex, UK
Nadia and Rebecca sweep the Loyoleans off their feet!!
Come April and it was time for the annual visit of two teachers from Oriel High School in Sussex, United Kingdom.
Farah Nadia Nathani and Rebecca Jane White, the former a Computer Teacher and the latter an English teacher, visited Loyola School from 7th April to 11th April 2014 as part of a reciprocal exchange visit programme funded by the British Council.
Partnership with Oriel High School, Crawley, UK
Loyola School is celebrating internationalism and globalization. The school has formed a thriving partnership with Oriel High School in Crawley, United Kingdom, and the students are on a roll with loads of international and intercultural activities to keep them engaged.
Two teachers from Oriel High School came to Loyola School on an exchange visit. The partnership has been funded by the British Council as part of the Connecting Classrooms Reciprocal Visit Programme. The purpose of the visit is to share the best practices with each other.