On Thursday of this week, we held our yearly Sanskrit Recitation Competition. This competition represents an enormous amount of work on the part of both the children and our Sanskrit teachers. I do not think it would be an exaggeration to say that each year group without exception delivered an outstanding performance. The children were steady, dignified and respectful and articulated their given recitations beautifully.
As pointed out by Mrs Dunn, the recitation of these prayers gives rise to consideration and conversation about their deeper meaning and significance. Because Sanskrit has the most comprehensive grammar system its study provides an excellent foundation for the study of any language.