For the kids at Rajagiri, it was a fairytale come true! Camilla Parker Bowles, Duchess of Cornwall visited Rajagiri Public School, Kalamassery, to see the activities related to the International School Award (ISA) programme of the British Council. The Duchess interacted with the students and faculty during a function organised to showcase the international dimension in the school curriculum introduced by the ISA programme. She attended a Commonwealth debate session, surveyed various ISA projects undertaken by the students and assessed the Connecting Classrooms project which is a collaborative scheme with partner schools abroad. She witnessed a skype session between students of Rajagiri and Summerlea School, West Sussex. The Duchess also enjoyed a traditional boat song rendered by the school choir accompanied by a mohiniyattom performance.
The cynosure of the event was an anamorphic painting done by the school artist Mr. Vincen Pallissery. This abstract painting depends on mathematical calculations to produce the image of Prince Charles on a polished cylinder kept on the middle.
Rajagiri Public School was the pioneer school to win the coveted British Council , ISA in the year 2004.In the new global movement for learning beyond borders, Rajagiri Public School, in its capacity as British Council School Ambassador, functions as a mentor for other schools.