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Antique charm, modern outlook

mumbai Updated: Nov 17, 2009 00:32 IST
HT Correspondent

A range of impressive new schools are mushrooming all through the city, but it is difficult to compete with the charm and aura of a school that has lived up to its reputation for more than a century and a half.

Such is the case with Mahim’s Bombay Scottish School, a stalwart in the field of education for the past 162 years.

Located along Mahim Bay at the brink of suburban Mumbai, “Scottish,” as it is lovingly called, has more than just its dignified architecture and impressive list of alumni to recommend it.

“We look for teachers who have a passion for teaching and an earnest desire to ensure that our students excel in whatever activities they participate in,” said Melanie Chandrashekar, the school's principal. "We want our

students to become worthwhile global

citizens."

While students are trained for inter-school competitions in debating, art and sports, they also have a space where they can express their views, in the form of the school magazine Tartan.

The school has recently stepped up its technological infrastructure by

introducing interactive boards in every classroom from Std. 7 onwards. These are connected to the server, which

contains the syllabus of the whole school. Teachers use this innovative aid to make lessons interesting.

Last week, as part of a special tie-up with the Indo-American Society, Scottish hosted three Grade 10 American students, who lived with families of other Scottish children and attended classes with them. The school plans to send its own children to the USA in May as part of an exchange programme.