Members of cultural club number to 30 students including six teachers of Loyola School, Jakhama visited historical village of Khonoma on October 24.
Students won the trip as part of an essay competition conducted in the school. Sebastian Rolnu and Delie Khate were the local guides who explained to students the importance of the village, use of morungs, (dormitories) the different prized possessions (like the historical gun) and significance of various memorial stones. The students were impressed by the cleanliness of village and lauded Khonomites for their civic sense. They were also enthused by the fact that morungs were still used by peer groups for learning skills in handicrafts and other works of art. Cultural Club of Loyola School has 70 students and three staff animators - Swedevinu Tase, Neiphrevolie Thevo and Khriesi Zhasa. Apart from organizing two lectures on themes related to culture and society, the club also organized Angami cultural dance and folk song training and put-together a cultural mini-museum in the school.
Earlier, from 16-18 October, thirty-one class 9 students of Environmental Education attended a three-day training programme on environment related issues at the Tarumitra Bio-Reserve in Patna, Bihar. In addition to learning more about tree conservation, waste management, vermi-compost, and water conservation, students had the unique experience of celebrating Diwali with the neighbours of the bio-reserve. Telem Surjit and Noswenu Alice, assistant teachers accompanied the students.