British PM interacts with students
British Prime Minister Theresa May, on a day long visit to the city today, interacted with students of a government school near here and enjoyed the fly past by the Indian Air Force with them.india Updated: Nov 08, 2016 18:21 IST
British Prime Minister Theresa May, on a day long visit to the city today, interacted with students of a government school near here and enjoyed the fly past by the Indian Air Force with them.
Shortly after she flew in here from New Delhi, May visited Stonehill Government Higher Primary School in Tarahunse Village, Bangalore North Taluk, about 25 km from here, where she interacted with students during the 30-minute visit that also took her to the computer lab and library.
She, along with the students, witnessed a fly past by IAF’s three Pilatus trainer aircraft, one Tejas aircraft and one Advanced Attack Helicopter.
During the fly past, she interacted with the students bearing India, Kannada and UK flags who had surrounded her.
“I’m happy that British Prime Minister Theresa May visited our school. No one will get such a chance,” Anusha, a Class 8 student said.
“I spoke to her; I said thanks for visiting our school. In return she said welcome,” Mukesh, also a class 8 student said.
The government higher primary school, started as a Primary school in 1942, has seen upgradation in the later years.
Stonehill International School, an education initiative by city-based Embassy Group, has been supporting the teaching staff, besides providing necessary grants from time to time.
The school, with first to eighth standards, has a total of 224 students, comprising 100 boys and 124 girls. From 6th to 8th, the medium of instruction is both in English and Kannada.
School Headmistress Shoba Devi who escorted May around the school, said the British Prime Minister expressed her happiness about meeting students here and she wants the relationship between both the countries to grow.
She said “The reason why the PM choose to visit our school is because ours is among the better equipped government schools in the state. It is a proud moment for us as a foreign Prime Minister is visiting us. It is an opportunity for our students. Students from neighbouring five-six villages are getting educated in this school,” she added.
As part of May’s visit, Wing Commander Andy D Green, a British Royal Air Force fighter pilot and World Land Speed Record holder, spoke to students about technology and engineering adventures with an intention to inspire them.
Green is also part of ‘Bloodhound SSC’, a unique, high technology project to design and build a car that will break the 1,000 mph barrier and set a new world land speed record.