Field trip is one of the best tools that we can use to provide every student with real-world experiences. Whether that’s a trip to the local super market, zoo, Waterfront Park, a farm, a library, a museum, a theatre, a community garden or a restaurant, each experience that a student participates in contributes to their understanding of the world. When students leave the classroom, they see the connections between what is happening at school and in the ‘real-world’. They begin to see that what they learn within the walls of the classroom can help them solve the problems they see in the world around them and can have a direct impact on who they become as people. It’s a complete hands on experience. Kairos international school Principal, Mrs.Krishna sri Lokinendi has organized a field trip to Farming on 30th December as a part of Experiential learning. The students of stage 6,7,8 have visited Chevella village for a hands-on experience with active farming. The students enjoyed the natural landscape in a village area and observed the fields of different fruits, vegetables and flowers on their way. The process of farming was demonstrated to the students after a thanksgiving prayer to the Mother Earth. The demonstration included seed selection, selecting the land and airing, making manure, seed dibbling and irrigation. Firstly, the students were given simple tools like rake, tape and seeds and they were asked to repeat the process of farming right from measuring the area to sowing the seeds and watering them. Secondly, the students enjoyed harvesting-entering into the muddy fields to plant the saplings in rows and columns. Thirdly, they pounded the grains using the ancient traditional grain mill called ‘thiragali/chakki’. Lastly, they made an organic mixture using garlic and neem and sprayed it on the plants. The students not only learnt concepts of science but also learnt the value of food and realized the hardships of a farmer in growing crops. The students also could see and feel the animals like goats,rabbit,hen,cows.The students were thrilled to drink the cow’s milk directly. The students said they enjoyed the trip and it was great learning.The students also enjoyed the petting of animals and milking the cows. Finally, the team of students and teachers started back while enjoying the taste of organic and farm fresh sweet corn. This proved to be a memorable field trip for one and all.
Field trips can bring one dimensional lessons to life and create interest for a subject, something that is hard to duplicate through classroom lectures! Owing to this, Kairos International School has organized a field trip to the Salar Jung Museum on 7 th of November 2022. Students of Stage 3 to Stage 9 were taken to the Salar Jung Museum. The trip began with a lot of enthusiasm and vigor. The museum showcased collection of ancient manuscripts, ceramics, metallic artefacts, carpets, sculptures, textiles, paintings and clocks. Students observed these artefacts which belonged to different civilizations with great admiration. Most of the articles in the museum represented the great culture and heritage of India. This induced and increased awareness about India in students. Watching the great clock ringing at 12 P.M amazed the children. Veiled Rebecca, ivory carvings, weapons of Mughal emperors were some of the sections in the gallery that interested the children.On the whole it was an enriching learning experience for students.