To give them an experience of “Learning by doing”, an educational trip was organized for the students of class VI A and B to a farm house on 15th February, 2018.
Science if taught in a very mechanical way, leads to mere rote memorization of concepts and lead the children towards a stressful existence. But proving different from others as says our motto “School with a difference”, Stafordians are not confined to their textbooks, the topics and contents included therein. They are always encouraged to observe, explore, look for patterns or analyse the everyday experience occurring around them. Our aim is to connect their knowledge to life outside school and ensure that learning shifts away from rote methods. The trip was an effort by Staford to make Science learning more meaningful, interesting and joyful.
A farm visit helps the students to explore how food is grown and how animals are raised, which is an ideal way for city children to understand and connect with where their food comes from. By learning how a farm works, children experience the natural world in a new way and make a vital connection between the social, ecological, and economic importance of agriculture in their lives.
The students were amazed to see different types of fields. Each had different vegetables. It was very informative to see how some vegetables were under ground and some were above. Students loved to watch and nurture the growth of plants. They enjoyed being in the presence of animals. Apart from this, we also visited Spinach field, bottle guard field, and carrot, cabbage and cauliflower fields. Children were also excited to see the farm animals and their young ones. At the farm, the students expressed great interest mostly in the fresh vegetables and live- stock of the farm, management of organic fertilizers, milking techniques and distribution of milk to the milk plant and various irrigation techniques such as sprinklers and canal irrigation. Overall, it was a new and enriching experience for the young Stafordians.