Trips to historical places help the children get interested in exploring new things. Historical places are a treasure cove of information. They give plenty of opportunities for them to discover many interesting and amazing facts. Providing the children with a positive learning experience help them to take the initiative to explore other areas of life. This is a great way to start the habit of exploring and discovering new things.
Taking the initiative of Learning by exploring, a study tour to Residency was organized on 13th September, 2018, for the students of Class VIII to create a social, cultural and historical awareness about Lucknow along with a sharp focus on developing the conceptual identity of the monument with one of the biggest event of Indian awakening and struggle for independence, The Revolt of 1857. The students were acquainted with the role and involvement of Lucknow(Oudh) in this revolt. Also, they learnt the fact that the British Residency was the place that served as a refuge for approximately 3000 British inhabitants during the time of the uprising of 1857 in Lucknow and became the monopolistic center of the British for almost 90 days. The Siege of Lucknow was the prolonged defense of the Residency within the city of Lucknow during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. After two successive relief attempts had reached the city, the defenders and civilians were evacuated from Residency, which was then abandoned. The trip was aimed to bring history and the social science curriculum alive for the students and to promote awareness and involvement in heritage. The tour inculcated a respect for diversity, tolerance, mutual understanding, patience and peaceful co-existence in the students.
It was an enthralling, educative and creative experience for the students where they were able to experience the struggle behind the great historical event and come out of the monotony of long history lessons.