Eight students from various Corporation schools in the city will visit Germany in July. The educational tour is part of the prize they have won in an elocution competition conducted by the Rotary Club of Madras East (RCME) and the Goethe institute.
The final round of the story telling competition, Wings to Fly, was held on Thursday at Amma Arangam in Shenoy Nagar. Nearly 3,000 students from 70 corporation schools participated in the bilingual (English and Tamil) story telling competition for the initial screening.
Speaking at the competition, a senior official of the Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany said, The topic for this edition was Embrace our River. The kids made a wonderful speech with varied perspective on the existing issues of water bodies. We believe this is the right move to bring an ecological awareness rather than educating existing officials. The emotion which they created in the auditorium would have a positive effect in the future when they become authoritarians.
An RCME office bearer said, Justifying the title Wings to fly, these eight kids will be taken for a visit to places like Berlin and Munich in Germany where the water management is a way ahead than other nations. Students from corporation Schools are no less competitive compared to other institutions. Such opportunities are needed to prove their mettle.
One of the winners said, This is the second time I am winning the competition. I visited Malaysia last year and got inspired by cleanliness and hospitality there. This time I am excited to visit Germany. Support from friends, family and teachers are taking me places. Being a corporation school student, I am not feeling deprived of an opportunity.