A Day in the Life of an Adivasi Child
Once the girls joined the year 4 boys at Junior Boys they became Adivasi children for the day. Adivasi is the name given to people from Chembakolli, which is a small village found in the Nilgiri Hills Forest in Southern India.
Our Adivasi pupils began the day eating oat pancakes and bananas. This was followed by a walk in their very own Nilgiri Hills Forest (the Thicket). Children had to keep an eye out for monkeys, stampeding elephants, peacocks and a tiger!!
On returning to school pupils enjoyed sampling traditional Indian snacks, listening to traditional Indian stories and story boarding. This was followed by boys and girls enjoying their traditional Indian packed lunch including rice which they ate as Adivasi children would - with their hands! Staff enjoyed a lovely chicken curry, nam and rice.
The last few activities consisted of a rainbow meditation led by our School counsellor, Rachael; clay peacocks making; a game of Kho Kho and finally Miss Bharj came to share her knowledge of Indian culture and gave everyone a traditional Indian bangle and bindi.
All the pupils enjoyed the day, learning through role play what the day in the life of an Adivasi child might be like.