FIELD TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS

Trip 2017

The excitement started two months before the excursion and finally, the day arrived. After finding our seats and bidding excited byes to our families, we departed at half past five in the evening. The next morning, after an early breakfast, we reached Trivandrum and towards Kovallum for the beach. It is always a pleasure to play in the water but what added to the fun were the huge waves that frequented us. Our next venue was the Padmanabha Swamy temple, we enjoyed a glimpse of the lord through the three doors.

Next day, we left to Kanyakumari, we directly headed to the Vivekananda rock which we had to reach through boat. We could see the sea meet the sky at the horizon. We enjoyed the picturesque location and then visited the Mahatma Gandhi memorial nearby. The guide there explained that the memorial was built according to three different religions, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity, signifying unity in the place where the three oceans met.

Next morning, we were to return to Trivandrum to visit the Maharaja Swathi Thirunal Place Museum which had many beautiful sculptures in store for us.

We then headed towards the zoo where we witnesses a wide range of creatures from different countries, ranging from monkeys, deer and bison to rhinoceros, hippopotamus and alligators and anacondas to porcupines. At the end of the zoo experience, we were tired after walking long distances within the zoo. Near the zoo, was the Raja Ravi Varma Art gallery. There were so many masterpieces exhibited in the gallery, each of them painted with very subtle and intricate designs.

After having a look at the paintings, we headed towards the railway station to catch our train back home. We reached next day morning, at half past ten, two hours late, as the train had got delayed. All of us walked with our luggage, carrying a rich harvest of memories for a lifetime.

School trips and excursions come in all forms and sizes. From half-day drives to the local park to a camping trip out of the city, field trips present a way for teachers to approach knowledge in a completely new way and for kids to have fun while learning.

Field trips give children a chance to experience hands-on learning while also being introduced to new environments.

The boredom of the classroom may lead some kids to lose interest in a particular subject. This is especially true of difficult subjects, but it can happen with pretty much anything.Also, new environments can provide challenges that allow for more individual learning, while classroom teaching is often generalized and many times targeted to the slowest learners in the group.

During field trips, kids have a chance to go the extra step and take on as much information as they want and can.Field trips are a great way to cement difficult information. Historical facts, biology knowledge or even physics and chemistry can be experienced first- hand during a field trip.

Depending on the type of field trip, teachers can take advantage of this by allowing kids to not only observe but also to actively participate in the events going on around them.While tests and classroom education may not work so great for some kids, field trips put everybody at the same level, as the learning is experienced, rather than taught. Field trips can also be a great way to provide interaction among subjects.

At JSS the children are taken on field trips on a regular basis to explore and learn from the environment