#JustinPics of Akal Academy, Dhugga Kalan organizes an Educational Tour for Students!
“It’s better to see something than to hear about it a thousand times.” Every expedition made is an experience which leaves students pondering and implores them to think! Akal Academy Dhugga Kalan recently organized an educational trip cum excursion in the local city for the students till grade 4th which included the different places, stations and park. Students have the opportunity to observe many things that are not available at school which enhances their knowledge. [gallery ids="12125,12126,12127,12128,12129,12130,12132,12133,12134"] They provide valuable educational opportunities away from the classroom, without using textbooks and other tools used in a normal school setting. The students were first taken to the branch of Axis bank at Tanda where they learnt the process of opening an account, depositing money, withdrawing money. A meeting with the bank staff and head of the branch was also conducted to educate them on various processes of the bank. At such places the student practices his social skills and critical thinking abilities outside of the controlled class setting. Educational trips that take advantage of local resources promote community connectivity. Secondly, the Civil Hospital was visited. In the hospital the students observed the different wards. They witnessed number of patients admitted in O.P.D ward & emergency ward. They also observed different rooms like, Operation Theater & X-ray room. Educational discussions were organized with the dentist , surgeon, nurses ,other doctors who described them about various equipment which used to treat the patients. [gallery ids="12135,12136,12137,12138,12139,12140,12141,12142,12143"] The third visit was to the Railway station. Students expressed their curiosity to visit the station. They witnessed many passengers were waiting for the train to reach their destination. They observed the ticket counter, over head bridge. By this visit they came to know how tickets are purchased or cancelled. They also saw the station master's quarter who handles all the responsibilities. On the way back, they observed the bus station, full of hustle and bustle, where they saw the different buses standing on their particular counters. [gallery ids="12144,12145,12146,12147,12148,12149,12150,12151,12152"] Visit to the Shimla Park were a refreshing end to the excursion where they enjoyed themselves. The academy provided them refreshments.Places like banks, railways station, parks are important resources within a community for both the student. It was a day full of curiosity, exciting experiences & fun. A fun bonding experience which offered a refreshing break to both the teachers & students. Students on Educational trips can often learn while having fun in a more informal environment. ~ Tapasleen Kaur ~ New Delhi, 6th July '15