British PM Theresa May to visit Bengaluru government school

The school in Yelahanka will on Tuesday play host to May, who is on a 3-day visit to India.

Published: 06th November 2016 02:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th November 2016 02:56 AM   |  A+A-

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British Prime Minister Theresa May | AP

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BENGALURU: It is not every day that a foreign dignitary comes calling to this school. The government school tucked away in a village near Yelahanka will play host to British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday. May is visiting the city on the last leg of her maiden three-day official visit to India starting Sunday.

A few years back, this school at Tarahunase was like any normal government school with dirty classrooms, flakes of paint peeling off and dilapidated buildings. But in 2012, the school had been adopted by the Embassy group, which developed all the infrastructure facilities.
When it comes to quality education or facilities provided, it is nothing less than private schools.

According to the school teachers, the enrolment of students is increasing every year. “There are several private schools in the area, but the admission to our school is going up year by year. As it is located in the rural part of Bengaluru, our school is attracting students from 10 to 15 villages,” said a teacher.

This model school which runs classes from 1 to 8 has 224 students. It also offers English medium for which, the teachers from Stone Hill International School, come to teach.

But Tuesday will be a red letter day for this school. It is getting ready to receive its VVIP guest. British PM May will interact with the students and teachers at the school. As per the information provided to the school, May will arrive in the morning. “We have information from the British Council that some VIPs will visit the school and we all should assemble by 8am,” said a senior teacher.

As per the present schedule, May is expected to spend about one hour with the students.

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