Learning becomes fun and interesting when students are taken outdoors for nature walks and field trips. Field trips enhance the curiosity and learning of the students. In the process students become one with nature in the open environment.
Students enjoy studying plant life, animal life and bird watching. Students of junior classes are taken to parks to observe plant life in Banerghatta to observe animal life and also to watch different types of birds. Thus being with nature and looking at nature helps the students to develop the right attitude to live in harmony with nature.
School excursions are among the most prominent of the formative years, largely because they are a welcome break in the routine for both students and teachers. While their purpose is essentially to educate, they can also be a fun bonding experience for everyone involved. It gives students an opportunity to spend time with each other in a new environment and the experience of travelling in a group and teaches them to be respectful of the locations they visit. They may be able to connect on a more personal level without the structure of the normal school day.
This year the students of classes 4 and 5 were taken to an organisaton called “ People for animals”-A shelter cum hospital, which provides timely, specialised veterinary care to injured urban wild animals, rehabilitates them, and then releases them into their natural or adoptive habitats. The trip instilled a sense of deep regard among the students for the need to cohabit with the urban wildlife.
The students of classes 6 and 7 were taken to Omthara Kala kuteera which is located on the outskirts of Bangalore. Omthara Kala Kuteera is an oasis of peace and tranquility where ancient Indian culture is brought to life through sculptures, paintings and performing arts. The environment was soothing and the students returned with energized spirit and mind.
The students of classes 8, 9 were taken on a trip to Avaniya adventure camp near Kolar. An unique experience with a lot of outdoor activities that challenge physical and mental strength.
The students of class 10 were taken to Belur and Halebeedu.
Belur and Halebeedu temples – being proposed as UNESCO world heritage sites, have carving of Puranas, the Upanishads and other mythological characters from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. The students were awestruck by the beauty of the exquisite designs and sculpture.
They returned with memories to cherish!