|Excursion trip of Class 1 to East Coast Park
"Here we go round the East coast Park, East Coast Park,
...So early Thursday morning!!!"
On 7th June, Class 1 students had a special reason for their constant smiles and twinkling eyes. Children were super excited and thrilled as they boarded their buses for their first excursion trip of the year to East Coast Park. Singing their favorite numbers, clapping till they got tired, giggling on almost everything they hear was enough to build up the picnic mood by the time they reached there.
It was a bright day with gentle breeze and some chilled Apple juice was the perfect drink to get started. One group of creative children immediately got busy in building castles, decorating them with whatever they could get their hands on. Another group of energetic ones went running around, exploring the area and enjoying games like Fire in the mountain, treasure hunt, hide-n-seek to highlight a few. A Few thinkers were engrossed in construing their stories getting inspired by the beautiful coast line. The kids were also fascinated seeing earthworms, butterflies, and small insects around the beach. Contrary to the kids' liking, they had to enjoy the water visually from the shore as they weren't allowed to get into the water. Activities and play time were followed by snacks and interactions keeping the spirits high. After enjoying till they were actually tired and the clock struck half past noon, everyone got ready to head back to the school. Once back in their classrooms, students excitedly expressed their experience through drawings and short write-ups.
Excursions are a perfect conduit to take learning beyond the classroom. It fosters social development, peer interaction and outdoor activities. Although, most of them had been to ECP couple of times before, going with their classroom buddies was an exciting experience. Overall, it was a fun-filled, fruitful day for everyone.