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Report on field trip
Report on field trip
A field trip or excursion is a journey taken by a group of people to a place away from their usual environment. In education, field trips are defined as visits to an outside area of the normal classroom and made by a teacher and students for purposes of firsthand observation. A field trip can be expressed in many terminologies. People call educational trips or school tours in the UK and New Zealand, and school tours in the Philippines. Field trips are a popular method carried out for students to introduce to the concepts, experiences, and ideas that cannot be given in a classroom environment. School tours can be considered as short-term learning activities providing students the opportunity to observe their chosen subject outside of a classroom setting. Exploring other cultures and customs, getting to the motherland of languages, uncovering pristine nature and experiencing fascinating local life are striking demonstrations of educational school .A well-organized field trip is a foremost example of knowledge transfer. The new layers of thought acquired by students through observation, interaction, and the narrative provided by guides and lecturers, can be applied to day-to-day scenarios, and this includes reaction papers and quizzes. Therefore, it helps them improve the retention of knowledge.
One of the biggest advantages to field trips is that they allow students to have a real-world experience. This experience should clearly illustrate and enhance information taught by the curriculum.Field trips also allow the students to learn outside of the classroom. This is slightly different from the first advantage. While the first advantage of field trips is to supplement the curriculum, the second advantage is that field trips offer the opportunity to teach the students something new.
Another advantage of field trips is that they are a way to bring the students closer together. Many field trips combine educational content with team-building activities, such as working together to clean a stream that has been polluted. In fact, it is often a good idea to go on a field trip early in the school year to help create a bond between the students.
ADVANTAGES OF FIELD TRIP IN SOCIAL SCIENCE
Field trips offer a huge range of benefits for students, not all of them academic. A field trip can be a truly formative experience in terms of their personal and social development too. Field trips can also help students to understand the importance of what they’re studying, making them more motivated to learn and retain the information. The benefits and importance of field trips for the students in social science are
Higher achievement in exams – A field trip will give students practical memories to draw on during exams. They’ll be able to look at the questions and relate at least some of them to what they’ve seen and experienced for themselves on the trip, retaining information that could really allow them to take advantage of the marks available.
Improved relationships – By escaping the everyday confines of the classroom, and sharing new experiences, students can build trust and respect with each other, and also with as their teacher.
Higher engagement – Trips can also give the opportunity to learn more about the students’ learning styles – and this information that can then be used to improve engagement in the classroom environment.
Incentive for better behaviour and attendance – Allow students who exhibit poor behaviour or attendance to join a school trip. So the prospect of a school trip can be used to encourage good behaviour in students.
Improved confidence – By experiencing another country and culture, enjoying new foods and seeing different landscapes on a school trip, students can become more confident and open to new things. It also helps for there academics.
On 23rd January 2018 at 5pm we started our journey from St John’s College Anchal. The total strength of the students and teachers were 42. Our destination was Kodaikanal. We reached there at 6.30am and stayed on a hotel.
Being one of the most well known hill resorts in India, Kodaikanal is situated on the southern pinnacle of the upper Palani Hills near Madurai in TamilNadu. Surrounded with rocks, woods, serene lakes and soothing air to embrace, Kodaikanal is the desired destination for tourists across the globe. At an altitude of about 2,133 meter, this tourist spot is spread across an area of 21.45-sq-km. Hill-plantain fruits and plums are best to be tasted here.
One shall never experience extremes of climate in Kodaikanal. During January, however, the night temperatures drop down to freezing, even ice is seen on the edges of the lakes. During summer (from March to May), the temperature stays between 20°C to 11°C, while in winters (from December to February) the temperature ranges between 17.3°C to 8.3°C. Monsoon could, however, be seen during the months of June to September.The pride of Kodaikanal is the ‘Kurinji-flower’, which blossoms once in 12 years, imparting an ethereal beauty to the hills. The hill town is also renowned for its educational institutions of international repute.
By morning 9.30 we went to Kodaikanal lake
The Kodaikanal Lake is one of the most popular tourist destinations of Tamil Nadu. This star-shaped artificial lake is located at an elevation of 2285 meters above sea-level. Kodai Lake was constructed way back in 1863 by Sir Vere Hentry Levinge, the collector of Madurai. He moved to Kodaikanal after his retirement and decided to build this lake on an abandoned marshy land. Currently, activities like fishing and boating can be done here.
Moir point happens to be one of the major view-points of Kodaikanal. The site is named after a European engineer Sir Thomas Moir who was responsible for constructing the Goschen Road in 1929. The point offers panoramic views of the peaks and the green vistas all around. It one of the major tourist spots in Kodaikanal. A small park has been constructed here along with a monument.
After having lunch from the hotel , we headed to kodaikal pine forest. It’s far way from the hotel.
KODAIKANAL PINE FOREST
The Kodaikanal Pine Forest seems much like a painting that has come to life with its splendid colours and picturesque feel. This is amongst the favourite places to visit in Kodaikanal on every tourist’s itinerary.
It might seem like ,not a part of this planet for the hours that we spend there because the long stretch of just trees will not allow you to gaze at anything else but them. The semblance of the place is fantastic for nature walks, or just to rejuvenate.
The Magic mushrooms border these forests in large densities. It might not surprise to know that it has been a picture perfect background in several Indian movies. It was in these three places: Kodaikanal lake, Moir point and pine forest , thats students had a wonderful time and enjoyed. They also did some shopping in the nearby shops.
The return journey began around 9 in the evening. Everyone was filled with much excitement. Dinner was arranged at a hotel in Ernakulam and spent 2 hours in there , for shopping from Lulu Mall. And finally , on the next day at 6.30 am students and teachers reached the college. From there all of them went back to their homes.
On the whole, the trip was awesome. All had a fantastic time and it was very much helpful for developing the exploration skills, imagination and co-operation in the students. To conclude, the trip was very informative, effective and at the same time memorable. So organizing such field trips will be very helpful for the students to learn new through observation, exploration and interaction.