We arrive at the school during their break and we find most of the children running around enjoying themselves in the tiny play yard. Some of the older children are sitting on the sides in groups, but the younger children are running and joyfully playing, full of energy with life seemingly bursting from them as they revel in this short break from their studies. Even those sitting on the sides yell and generally join in the celebration of this short freedom from the discipline of the classroom.
After the children are all satisfied including the servers, the older students serve the remaining food to the teachers. This is done with such joy and respect. A beautiful relationship has been created at this school between the students and the teachers. The discipline in the school is strong, but this in no way restricts the vitality and exuberance of the students. There is a balance between the discipline and freedom, and the result is a dignified atmosphere for all.