It was a beautiful windy morning on Friday, the 6th of November 2015, when the students of Nursery to class 2 followed their teachers to visit a plant nursery.
Staford School believes in making its students the aware and ‘alive’ human beings and a visit to a plant nursery was one of the efforts to do so. The idea behind this was to teach them how important the plants are in our daily lives and also to preserve them and take care of them.
The children were delighted to see a wide variety of attractive plants while reaching the nursery. Beautiful garden with gorgeous flowers made the kids even happier. There was a plot of different kinds of plants in the garden like orchids, hibiscus, sunflowers and many more.
The relationship between plants and humans is a long and continuous one. A detailed explanation as to how the plants contribute to all the types of living beings either big or small, on land or water, was given to the students. The process of germination was well-explained by the facilitators who gave a demonstration of the same.The teachers explained how the plants are the main source of food and are the largest provider of textile and fabric material. They are only give shelter to the animals and birds but also to the human beings as the plant wood are used to build houses and make furniture items.
While moving across the beautiful plant beds of the nursery the tiny tots witnessed plants of different shapes and sizes. The kids were explained the difference between trees, shrubs and herbs. Banyan, Peepal and coconut trees were shown to them. The kids enjoyed touching the shy humble and sensitive plant i.e. the touch-me-not plant. (Mimosa pudica).The children were thrilled to see leaves that were red and also purple in colour. Some were round some were long and some were triangular. Some had straight edges while the others had uneven edges. The kids were glad to know that the leaves prepare food for the plants and so they are called the “kitchen of the Plants”.
It was an enlightening experience and a wonderful trip for the Stafordians as they learnt about plants, their different kinds, their special features and above all how to respect them and their surroundings and the beautiful creation of God.