A visit to a zoo offers us an opportunity to see wild animals. Due to deforestation and urbanization, many animals are fast disappearing. It is becoming difficult to see the wild animals in their natural habitat as it was before.
Staford School, Lucknow, organized a field trip to the zoo for the Pre-Primary students to give them a break from their routine life. This trip not only helped in making the students feel refreshed but also prepared them to take up their studies with a renewed vigor. Apart from this, the picnic also provided the students with an opportunity to interact with each other outside the four walls of the classroom, thus enhancing their social and linguistic skills.
We first visited the zoological garden. There we saw a huge lake in which different types of water-birds were swimming. The sight of a white duck swimming on the smooth surface of the clean water was a wonderful delight. Then, we moved ahead to the enclosure where the birds were chirping. They included sparrows, pigeons, eagles, parrots of different colours. Their enchanting music delighted us much.
There were wild animals like lions, tigers, leopards and tigresses in other enclosures, it was awesome to see the king of the forest. Then we moved to the den of the tiger. Its flashing glare and sharp teeth filled us with fear. We also saw the elephants and bears. Then we came across a big garden in which stags and deer were frisking about. These animals were very active, sharp and smart. In one corner of the garden, there was a big tree on which a large number of monkeys and baboons were jumping.
It was a fun trip and the students enjoyed playing different games with their friends. The teachers also educated the students to keep their surroundings clean by throwing the garbage in the bins. It was an amusing and fun-filled day and the students were filled with zeal and zest at the end of the visit.
The main objective of the trip was to strengthen the identification of animals and their shelter, how to conduct themselves in public and create awareness about cleanliness and ecology.