One of the most known schools run by Christian priests, St Bede’s Chennai, is located on the shores of the famous Marina beach. To the right is has the well known Santhom Cathedral to the left the Russian Embassy to the right. Right from it’s inception in 1907 the school has educated a number of students in the true style of an Anglo Indian upbringing. Initially it began with a school of 55 students in a rented building. The school has found an ideal location for itself. Mylapore being a cultural hub of the southern part of Chennai has greatly influenced the students and the school at large. It is the oldest residential areas the city has seen. This reflects on the kind of people that live in the area as well as the lifestyle and traditions they follow. The place is also convenient with regard to the availability of public transportation. Over the years the school has been making immense progress and adopted the higher secondary section in the year 1978. The school now has about 1517 students and 46 staff members under its roof. They also have a boarding school for boys. The children are taught to learn and appreciate various art forms like music, dance and theater. They are also well known to excel in sports. The school won the Coronation Sports in the year 1911 and have continued to gain recognition in the field of sports. They were also the European school winners from the year 1923 till about 1930.
Activities at St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School
St Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School has various activities that keep the students engaged. The Young Students Movement they engage the students in understanding their individual strengths and weaknesses and work on them. They also learn to be sensitive to the lesser fortunate in society and work toward the betterment of their lives. There is a great amount of spirituality involved when working under this group. There are around 1,50,000 students part of this group all around India. The Juniour Red Cross program inculcates the knowledge of protection of life and health of those around. They are trained in primary health and hygiene aspects, first aid, health and nutrition, immunisation and HIV AIDS and other diseases. They are also taught to conduct first aid in cases of emergency. Call JD for any other queries