A School Educational Tour
School days can become monotonous for a child whose attention span is limited and who looks for novelty. Keeping this in mind the staff always manages to incorporate certain activities into the curriculum to keep the spark alive! One such event is an Educational Tour.
An outdoor activity is always met with ready acceptance by children and if they can learn in such circumstances then both the teachers as well as the students are happy. I did not have too many such opportunities but the two I had were memorable ones. One was when I was in Grade three, studying in Wellington, Ooty. We were taken to a tea plantation and were made to sec the entire process. Though we did not understand the nifty gritty, we got a general idea of how tea is plucked and dried and packaged. The aroma of tea (which was then banned to us) was lovely. We were filled with a sense of wonder. The whole outing was enjoyable and though we were tired by the time we got home, we were all smiling and I had this sudden rush of affection for my school.
This episode occurred nearly thirty years ago and I still remember it. That is what innovative methods of teaching do-they leave an everlasting impression on your mind. Schools must be encouraged to continue these outings which are both fun and have teaching value.