Believe it or not, I can’t wait to get to my school every single weekday of the year (sometimes even holidays)! Presenting to you, my dear friends, The Riverside School in Ahmedabad, India. Let me share with you the happiness recipes that are created, cooked, and experienced here on a daily basis.
My school is the kind of place that helps me focus and give my best efforts to all that I do. It’s like my own personal space to just be myself. It’s a place that encourages me to be free and develop my all-around personality. Here, I’m not compelled to have a singular focus on getting good marks; instead, I am encouraged to focus on building my character and exploring my responsibilities and opportunities as a citizen.
There’s a pattern that emerges, whenever we’re happy — it’s usually when we do good. When we do good, we feel good, and in turn do well in things like academics. My math, science and English scores on the Asset exam were a pleasant surprise for my parents.
My school supports me and enables me and my peers to do good by guiding us on a path where we work towards a goal for the world and give more back to the community than we get. We believe that every day is an opportunity to practice relevance, relationship, and rigor and to build content — knowledge and academics — as well as character, which makes us global citizens . . .
Come back next week for Part II of Samarth’s Global Beat!