Lucknow: City school takes students on educational field trip to Residency
Moving beyond classroom learning, the GD Goenka Public School organised an educational field trip to Residency for its Class 5 students. The children were made aware of the significance and the historical importance of the state capital’s iconic monument that is associated with the country's First War of Independence.Updated: Jul 21, 2018 14:30 IST
Moving beyond classroom learning, the GD Goenka Public School organised an educational field trip to Residency for its Class 5 students on Friday. The children were made aware of the significance and the historical importance of the state capital’s iconic monument that is associated with the country's First War of Independence.
Students toured the remains and saw the weapons displayed as well as the bullet marks from 1857 visible on the walls. They were taken to the adjoining museum too that has lithographs, paintings and photographs of the era.
Principal Raveen Pande said the aim of the trip was to make students aware of the events that took place during the freedom struggle. “The trip provided an enriching and knowledgeable experience to students. We believe that activity-based learning is important to bridge the gap between education and hands-on experience,” said Pande.
During the heritage walk through, the students were also narrated stories related to the 1857 revolution.
“Such walks and tours are not limited to architecture and monuments. They also include a number of other teaching methods, such as, expert narration of anecdotes, stories and experiences. The practice is on in many schools in Delhi and other places. Students are also evaluated on these heritage tours,” she said.
Sarvesh Goel, chairman of the school, said, “Lucknow can be a perfect lab of learning. At any one place, children can learn a wide variety of subjects covering sociology, psychology, architecture, culinary arts, fashion and geography. Such practices can lead to inter-disciplinary learning and can also be an interesting medium to impart learning to children.”
“Knowledge has no limits. Field trips provide students an important out-of-classroom learning experience. They also help in bridging gaps in education,” he said.
Earlier, this month, a field trip to the Botanical Garden was also organised for the Class 6 students of the school.
They learnt about the historical background of the garden, which serves as a national facility for conserving the country’s flora, and offers various opportunities to researchers, students, teachers and garden lovers from India and abroad.
The students also got a chance to view the aesthetically displayed plant diversity, comprising a collection of 6,000 indigenous, ornamental and exotic varieties.
“The visit created awareness among students regarding the importance of plants and the need to conserve them,” the principal said.