New Delhi: Lycée Français International de Delhi, known for prioritizing language skills, critical thinking, inculcating confidence, overall personality development and spirit of independent learning, has reopened its campus for academic year 2021-22 for in-person learning experience.
Keeping the current situation in mind, LFID will offer a blended learning experience to all its students. All students have resumed in-person classes and activities as per their regular schedule. Parents have demonstrated complete trust in the school management as the LFID had also opened up for in-person classes last year and there was no incidence or infection within the school premises.
At the school re-opening, Nicolas Sieger, Headmaster of Lycée Français International de Delhi said, “Student safety and well-being is our utmost priority in the current times. We remain committed to a pedagogical framework that not only supports academic growth but also the emotional needs of students. We will be organizing the daily school activities in such a manner to limit the contact of students from different classes. In order to create a healthy and safe educational environment, our school will follow proper precautionary measures, while adapting as Covid-19 situation evolves.’’
LFID has introduced health and safety guidelines, created in consultation with parents, teachers and students for maintaining a safe environment at the campus. LFID will continue to adhere to the protocols developed by their Covid Task Force.
Mr. Sieger, the School Headmaster, explains why it is vital to prioritize learning in the school premises with in-person classes. “It is important for students to learn offline as teachers can adapt and focus on certain concepts by observing the students’ body language and interest. They constantly watch for different reactions and instinctively know how and when to repeat a concept or when to explain things differently and use anecdotes when necessary. Only in-person classes allow for this kind of interaction which is the best and most effective way forward.”
He further added, “It is a pleasure to see children rushing to school in the morning as they are equally happy to meet their friends and teachers.”
The Covid-19 health crisis has proved to be severally detrimental on educational systems all around the world. The prolonged closure of schools followed by the worst economic recession seen in decades has led to more than 1.6 billion children losing out on months of schooling in the year gone by. Some have not yet restarted their schooling. It has been estimated that a further 10 000-billion-dollar revenue loss will affect children who have undergone school closures as well as disturbances in school-based participation and learning.