First of all we were a "small" school by present standardsthat is, we had fewer than children all told, from the kindergarten to the school final classes.
The Aryanayakams drew on their knowledge of the Santiniketan tradition and enlisted the help of their friends there, including the great artist Nandalal Bose, in preparing the syllabuses.
Work must serve values higher than mere personal ends, values which we acknowledge and respect.
Self support is the acid test of its reality.
To begin with the group was organised as a separate community with its own kitchen; in this small unit the necessary daily chores were easily managed and the boys were able to devote the maximum amount of time to work and study.
There was, to my mind, another failure.
The children will become self-confident and brave as they help to pay for their education by their own labour.
Everyone shared in the sanitation work, and there was carpentry, and sandal-making, also led by Kallenbach.