‘Just education is not enough, children must have sunshine, freedom and playtime.’
– Anna Quindlen
Nursery –Visit to the City Forest, Ghaziabad
On Thursday, 21st February, 2019, Nursery Students of Modern Early Years, Vasundhara, Gzb. accompanied by the School Teachers and Parent Volunteers, went on an ecological trip to the City Forest, Raj Nagar Ext. Gzb. It is a splendid park that expands over 175 acres of land and has been built over an exciting cover of trees, providing children an aesthetic value of nature. The park has lakes, a deer and a bamboo park, walking and hiking trails among many other incredible things to witness.
All had a cheerful day out near the banks of the Hindon river as they witnessed a variety of trees, motley birds , lush green grasses and particularly enjoyed the favourite harbingers of the season – trees loaded with lovely flowers. It was virtually not only a visual delight but also added fragrance to the air.
Children loved playing ‘Tippy- Tippy Top , what colour you want ’ , as they picniced near the lake. Even after returning to school, the tiny tots seemed to be in a trance with enchanting memories of the beautiful landscape they had visited !
K.G. –Visit to the Children’s Park
KG students accompanied by their respective Class Teachers and Parent Volunteers went to Children’s Park, New Delhi. An expansive garden with a variety of swings, play gyms, climbing frames, to name a few, it is indeed an ideal place for children to picnic.
Students identified the names of the numerous trees and flowers as they walked on . They saw ducks noisily nestling in the pond and parrots screeching and playing on the trees. They were also told about the significance of the historical India Gate, located adjacent to the park.
Children played ‘Pass the Ball’ and ‘Clap and Catch the Ball’ followed by the most enjoyable time in the play area with swings, slides, merry-go-round, see saw etc. They joyfully ate and shared their snacks with each other. The beaming faces of the children spoke volumes of their enjoyable visit with the desired objective being achieved …. of exploring !
It was indeed a day filled with laughter and amusement.
The learning was reinforced further with a follow up worksheet .