On Saturday, October 10th the MS and HS HOPE Club ventured to Lodhi Gardens with students and teachers from the Tigri School. From the middle school, Aishwari and Skye joined Dr. Frazier and the other high school students.
Dr. Frazier learned how to make these simple glider-kites from an Australian at a workshop sponsored by NASA in Houston–for teachers from schools connected with the Office of Overseas Schools. At the time, Dr. Frazier was teaching at Dhahran Academy, Saudi Arabia. That summer the workshop group met the ten teacher astronaut candidates, including Christa McAuliffe. They had just finished “0-g” simulation aboard a retrofitted big jet nicknamed, The Vomit Comet. Dr. Frazier has introduced this kite to all ages all over the world. A very durable design–nearly everyone is always successful.
It was an amazing backdrop – kites and monuments. The students from Tigri already know quite a bit about kid flying, but they were very interested in these as they varied some from the traditional design.
After so much learning with the Population Project all spring, 8th grade students then shared their learning through a Creative Expression project. Students chose one of the options below in order to present their expertise to a target audience as a way of raising awareness of their topic.
The 7th grade ‘Day of Service’ went off without a hitch! It was a beautiful spring day, and we enjoyed a walk through the neighborhood of Malcha Marg en route to Aanchal School. Once we reached Aanchal School, all 7th graders once again met up with their Aanchal school buddies (this was our third and final meeting). AES and Aanchal students together spent one hour rehearsing and polishing their skits. Our second hour at Aanchal school was spent watching and participating in skits on topics such as: Traffic Safety, hygiene, pollution and littering as well as a few folktales and dance numbers. We celebrated with snacks provided by the PSA (thanks!). In the afternoon, 7th graders worked on advisory and team-building through a K’nex challenge, improv and leisurely reading time on the lawn. All in all, it was a great way to cap off our service project, and to usher in spring break. Enjoy the photos and the video below.
Thursday, seventh graders hosted approximately 130 Aanchal students and staff on the MS field; our first Aanchal exchange of the year. AES and Aanchal students rotated through six stations, taking part in activities such as bowling, clay jewelry making, art rubbings, parachute games and soccer! For our AES students, it is both challenging and rewarding to work with students with a variety of cognitive and physical disabilities. We look forward to two more visits– on March 10th and March 18th. Parents are welcome 🙂
Hope Club led a wonderful trip to the Zoo on Saturday 17 January for the children of the Hope Foundation School in Tigri. 130 students from the Tigri School with their teachers toured the zoo with 14 middle school students, 15 high school students, and 14 adult volunteers from the AES faculty and staff.