The very first IrisGlobal Cultural Exchange session held on 2nd November 2018 @ Iris Florets the happy play school & Iris Sakalya Academy, Kalyan Nagar, Hyderabad. Mr. Hilbert Pustilnik from Berlin, Germany interacted with the PP1 & Grade I students of Iris. This is a unique cultural exchange program which enables all iris schools to host international travellers into our classrooms for meaningful conversations with students and teachers. It was a 75 minute session between Mr.Hilbert Pustilnik and the students. He shared about #Germany’s work culture, family, studies, opportunities and lifestyle at Germany, with the students, who in turn, asked many questions, expressed their feelings and opinions and introduced Mr. Hilbert to their own country, city and culture. It was a complete interactive session where all the children participated with a lot of enthusiasm. Children were made to colour the flag of Germany & India. Mr. Hilbert entertained the children with many activities and games. All the little ones individually presented a feedback post card to Mr. Hilbert with a smiley sticker and hand written message.
The purpose of this cultural exchange program is to make an emotional connection with the foreigners across the world. The focus of this program at this stage is more in unity than diversity, so that the children are able to interact with people from around the world and understand their cultural differences and lifestyle.