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Field trip to Kodaikanal

Place Of Visit: Kodaikanal

Target Group: XI B Biology students

Date of activity: 26th to 30th Aug

The students of XI B were taken for an educational and adventurous trip to beautiful hill Kodaikanal covered with "kodai" as per the name, really covered with mist. Hide and seek of the mist surprised us.

The day started with Coakers walk on 27th where students got a chance to identify different birds and plants. View of Kodaikanal from there was something great, could see deep down villages and up the hill. Could relish the "Hide & Seek" between mist, hills and the Sun

After lunch, the students started their trek to Pamban Bombay shoal accompanied by Mr. Vijay. It was drizzling. Trek was not that easy. Vijay sir explained flora and fauna and the history old resort, tree and the variety of trees like eucalyptus, wild berries, pine, wattle etc. Waterfall (water canal) was another attraction for everybody. Did cross one to reach the other hill.

They met Mr. Bala, secretary of "Palani Hill conservation" on the way to trek. Spent almost one hour with him and then started our trek. The students got awareness on geography of Kodai, use of plant, destruction due to some plants, behaviors of animals & their habitat, behavior of snakes and precaution to be taken etc. It was very inspirational.

Resource Mr. Vijay and Mr. Bala joined in review and shared their knowledge and views.

The second day, 28th Aug started with a trek to "Silent valley" "Berijam Lake" and around Madhiketan foreset.During trek, variety of plants, mushroom were collected by the children.

Later in the afternoon they visited "Horticulture Research Station" where Professor Dr. Thangamani explained the different varieties of plant, method of growing, compost pit; plant's family etc. It was another day full of knowledge.

Mr. Raj Mohan, President of Kodaikanal Environmental Youth Service (KEYS) explained about the 'Adivasis' in and around and how vital is their role in maintaining a stable ecosystem in Kodai. He inspired the budding nature loving children and suggestions were given what and how they can do to preserve nature.

The students got a wonderful opportunity to visit "Indian Institute of Astrophysics" We were welcomed with lots of respect. Dr. Ebenezer, the Chief, himself explained the displays in the museum. It was worth listening. Very inspirational! Why not become a Physicist?!!!! Probably children were confused, Botanist or Physicist?!!!!

Then we entered into the world of Telescope, old ones to the latest one.

Mr. Pandiyan was very kind to explain the working of telescopes. Next was Weather forecasting department. Attended all the queries of children and confusion or probability of rain or shine... All wonderstruck. People worked longer just for us that day. Thanks a lot.

Every second spent at IIA was full of knowledge.

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Field trip to Kodaikanal Field trip to Kodaikanal
Field trip to Kodaikanal Field trip to Kodaikanal

Field trip to Pugulur

Place Of Visit: Pugulur

Class & Sec: XII B

Date: from 27.08.17 to 30.08.17

Objective Of The Trip:

Visit Tissue Culture Lab for Practical Project

Learning Outcome:

Students gained knowledge on the technique of tissue culture and its applications through practical observations and lectures.

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Field trip to Pugulur Field trip to Pugulur

Report On Field Trip - Std II

The students of standard II were taken to the Vandaloor Zoo on 18 August 2017. Four teachers and four parents escorted the children. This field trip was designed in an effort to make them relate to the topic 'Animal life'.

The children were very enthusiastic and bubbling with energy. They saw a wide variety of animals at the zoo.

Children were briefed about how they should behave in the zoo. Children located bridge, mountain, lake etc on their way and excited to share it with us.

The battery car ride fascinated them. They shared their learning on the habitat, food habits etc. children also came up with why an animal is endangered and why it is killed. Lot of sharing and caring by the children was witnessed.

The field trip ended with a follow up activity – a worksheet followed by a feedback from students.

Report On Handwash Awareness For The Kindergarden 2017-2018

"The habits we form from childhood make no small difference, but rather they make all the difference" - Is a famous quote by Aristotle. It doesn't matter whether we term 'Hand hygiene' as a life skill or a value, what is important is, that we need to, not only teach children the hand wash steps but also ensure that children follow the steps consistently until it becomes a habit.

As parents and teachers we are responsible in fostering the habit of hand washing with soap for the core reason that children are vulnerable to infections.

To ensure that children enjoy and grasp the target skill, teachers adapted the instructional strategy of video modeling, highlighting the impact of hand hygiene followed by a demonstration of the hand wash steps by the teachers. Children repeated the steps by imitating the teachers. Each child was provided with liquid soap and supported by the teachers and parents to follow the steps of hand wash.

As an extended activity in the class room, the children represented hand hygiene through drawings and interacted with their teachers on the video 'Dirty hands and clean hands'.

Report On Handwash Awareness For The Kindergarden 2017-2018 Report On Handwash Awareness For The Kindergarden 2017-2018
Report On Handwash Awareness For The Kindergarden 2017-2018 Report On Handwash Awareness For The Kindergarden 2017-2018
Report On Handwash Awareness For The Kindergarden 2017-2018 Report On Handwash Awareness For The Kindergarden 2017-2018

Report On Field Trip - Std IV

The students of standard IV were taken to the Birla Planetarium on 21st of July 2017. Four teachers and four parents escorted the children. This field trip was designed in an effort to make them relate to the topic 'Solar System and Planets',

The children were very enthusiastic and bubbling with energy. They saw the exhibits in the science centre. The video show on Mars was screened from which they got to know more about the planet Mars. The 3D movie that was screened was the highlight of the day and children enjoyed it a lot. The tour helped children get a rough idea of space.

The field trip ended with a follow up activity – a worksheet followed by a feedback from students.

Report On Field Trip Std V

The field trip for Std V titled ‘Colonial trail’ 2017 was held on the 13th of July 2017. Four teachers and two parents escorted children. In an effort to make the trip educative and make use of the recent learning from the workshop on Art History, the teachers were guided to prepare the interaction with students in the form of a story.

Luz Church and St. Mary’s Church situated inside Fort St George were the topics of interest. Students also visited the museum of Fort St. George for a better understanding of the British lifestyle. Stories were narrated by the Social Studies teachers that helped students connect with the historical significance of the place. As part of linking with the teaching of art history the students were engaged in looking out for evidences of Portugal and British architecture at The Luz Church and Fort St. George respectively. The tour helped children know about the entry of foreign colonies into India. Enthusiasm and the sheer joy of participating filled the air and every child walked home happily.

The field trip ended with a follow up activity – a worksheet followed by a feedback from students.

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