Date: 9 January 2007
News from Mumbai, India
(Activity Infant School)
Activity Infant School started off the Centenary Celebration in a simple and meaningful programme for the parents and the children of the 8 Montessori Environments.
In two sessions around 90 parents of the Montessori children alongwith around 240 children partook in a short celebration on the 10th January 2007,
It began with Mrs. Perin Bagli (Principal, High School) and Mrs. Sheroo Desai (Headmistress, Infant Section) lighting the diya, adorning Dr. Maria Montessori’s portrait. Mrs. Perin Bagli welcomed the audience and reinstated her faith in the Montessori philosophy.
It was followed by a powerpoint showcasing Dr. Montessori’s life and work, further complemented by a detailed sketch of her life that forms the foundation of Montessori pedagogy.
Last in the programme yet etched memorably were the testimonies of parents whose children continue to grow in Montessori Environments, even of how they have learned in the process. They besieged the administration to perpetuate the system at elementary level.
At the end gratitude, nostalgia and faith toned the celebration.
On 5th January Besant School went for a picnic to start off the Centenary Celebration. Co-incidentally it was also the same day Besant School celebrated its Diamond Jubliee.