Field Trips are important to help bridge the gap between education in the classroom and hands-on experiences.
They enhance the students critical thinking skills and a chance to think about a topic or theme from a different perspective. Field Trips allow students direct access to tools and environment, they encourage social interaction, erase classroom boredom and help students to become more empathetic. Children who experience holistic development during their school years grow up to become global citizens.
The field trip to Mogly’s Farm by Nursery and grade 1 not only gave the students an opportunity to feed and touch the animals but also the chance to see the animals in a natural habitat. Similarly, a field trip to the ‘Post Office ‘by Kindergarten gave them the opportunity to learn about the different services available in the Post Office such as Registered Post, Money Order and Speed Post. Grade 2 visited the Biodiversity Park and investigated about plant and animal adaptations.
Field trips are recognized as important moments in learning; a shared social experience that provides the opportunity for students to encounter and explore new things.Field trips are experiences that can be recalled and are useful long after a visit.