Though he had a sense of gratitude for all the support, he received; the seed that was planted in his school years had now sprouted!
The evening before Cyclone Gaja, the township of Kodaikanal was placed under alert. Cyclone Gaja was going to hit the coast of Tamil Nadu. Never did the State and its people realize that it would be such an unwieldy storm.
The KIS Robotics team asked Carl questions like if their proposal could indeed be useful in a spacecraft setting, and if he felt it would improve the sleep of astronauts. Carl provided them with guiding questions that would help seek answers that would better improve their initial design.
A range of issues were selected this year for the PYP Exhibition on the theme of 'Sharing the Planet', sustainable agriculture versus industrial agriculture, pollution, sustenance of our ecosystem, plastic and cloth waste, marine debris and nuclear waste.
It was so much fun to be with the students and hearing about their plans. The future is definitely in good hands! We were invited to a dance put on by the students – they even included some 60s music. And they seemed happy to have us participate, dancing with them and each other. If you are even remotely thinking about having a reunion in Kodai, my only advice is: DO IT! You will have the time of your life.
The day we all met down on Bendy, after ten whole years, I realized that nothing had changed. Catching up on these ten years took less time than talking about school, and memories which were so vivid, seemed like just yesterday.
From the moment of the first meeting till the end of the final presentations, the enthusiasm and zeal for such an interdisciplinary project were evident in students and teachers alike.
Academic excellence is a hallmark of the KIS education and formally recognizing that standard is a moment for our whole community to appreciate the discipline, hard work and determination of our students.