Mayo College Girls’ School has recently been honoured as a Member of the World Leading Schools Association (WLSA). It is an international non-profit organisation that aims had bridging the gap between the East and the West international education. It attempts at blurring boundaries between nations through education. There are only 3 prmier schools from India which have the membership of this prestigious Association namely Welham Girls’ School. Dehradun, Emerald Heights International School, Indore and we are proud to share that Mayo College Girls’ School, Ajmer is the third school to be added in this league. Our association with WLSA will open avenues for exchange and integration programmes for students and educators alike with some of the best schools in the world. The membership will also give us access to world Conferences that the Association organises in order to initiate collaboration between various schools of the world. The Association offers programmes like semesters abroad, internships, cross cultural leadership programmes, student conferences to the students of the member schools. It also organises College Admission fairs for the students to orient them towards pursuing higher education. The Association has a few major opportunities for the educators and principals of its member schools too.
Mayo College Girls’ School will make the most of this privilege by exposing its students and teachers to global education, thus preparing them to be citizens of the world.
THE LEADERSHIP FOR LIFE CONFERENCE, 2017
On the 28th of July, 19 of our girls accompanied by teacher escorts Ma’am Manjari Garg and Ma’am Sudipti left school to attend the prestigious Foróige Leadership For Life Conference, 2017 held at Maynooth University, Ireland. On the first day of our stay, we visited the Kilkenny Castle situated at Kilkenny, a small county near Maynooth. The conference started off with the opening ceremony where our girls mesmerized everyone with their graceful traditional costumes.
From the very beginning, the ambience was full of spontaneity and positive energy. We were allotted different groups with students from the USA and Ireland. During our sessions we learnt how to work as a team, and were made to do activities which emphasized on building up our self confidence, communication and leadership skills. There was a lip sync battle to break the ice and to develop a better understanding of the other members of our group.
During the cultural evening, we saw numerous performances showcasing everyone’s talents. Our school performed a traditional dance from the Indian state of Gujarat called ‘Phuleku’ which reflected our country’s rich cultural heritage. The support and enthusiasm we witnessed was overwhelming.
During the course of this conference, we witnessed some phenomenal speakers who inspired us and left us in awe of their hard work and perseverance. We met Dil Wickremasinghe, a social justice and mental health broadcaster, a journalist, activist and standup comedian. Sinead Kane, an athlete with five percent vision who ran seven marathons across seven continents within seven days. We met Mairead McGuinness, an Irish politician and Member of the European Parliament and Adam Harris, a 22 year old entrepreneur who started AsIAm to help people with autism and aspergers syndrome and other mental disabilities.
Finally after four days of grueling sessions, quizzes, performances and attending various talks, we made it to the much awaited Graduation Dinner. All the excitement and happiness made us dance till our feet went sore. The most important thing that we learnt from this conference is how to express ourselves with confidence and not hesitate to speak what we truly feel. We learnt how to accept people for who they are and most of all leadership as a basic skill. As we departed there was not a dry eye in the crowd. We left our mark.
– Nayanika Bhardwaj.
WORLD SCHOLAR’S CUP – 2017, YALE AMERICA
Girls from our school took leave for The United States of America on the 8th of this month to participate in the final round of World Scholars Cup, held at Yale University. Our team comprising of Jiya Saluja,Shivranjani Kumari and Tanvi Modi stood first in all debate rounds.The other team comprising of Meenakshi Kothari,Paavni and Vandini won 2 debates out of 3. Our girls performed exceedingly well, and learnt so much more from the exposure they gained, being at one of the top universities of the World. It has been an enthralling experience for the students and we’re sure they’d get back with a bag full of good memories and a great learning experience.