Historical places always bring a great experience of learning new things. Delhi Public School, Aligarh always provides opportunities for the students for kinesthetic learning i.e., learning by doing and encourages students to engage with people, places in new ways. With the same approach an excursion was planned for the students of Classes IV, V and VI to visit Agra.91 students in all went to Agra along with six teachers from Junior Wing. They visited Taj Mahal and learnt its significance in the Indian History and now announced by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. They appreciated the beauty of the Taj and were awestruck by the intricate carvings on the walls everywhere. They enjoyed there thoroughly. After the visit to the Taj, they had a splendiferous lunch. Post- lunch they visited Radha Soami Samadh at Dayal bagh in Agra. It was a beautiful place having a huge building with fine paintings carved on the walls and pillars. It was wonderful trip with lots of learning and full of fun, masti and laughter.
Comments of the students:
- “It was fun to enjoy with our friends.”
- “We enjoyed a lot and had a wonderful time. The food provided was yummy.”
Feedback of Parents:
- “It was a wonderful trip organized by the school.”
- “We are thankful to the school for providing such a nice opportunity to the students to know the historical places.”
- On the whole, the students found the entire experience full of fun and informative!
God is our protector that’s what we imbibe in our children at school and in our homes. The topics taught at school also delve on this. One such topic ‘New Religious Ideas’ presented an opportunity to take our students of Class V and VI to Teerthdham Mangalayatan on 11th December and 27th November 2018 respectively. A total of 101 students of Class V and 111 students of Class VI accompanied by 3 teachers each visited the Teerthdhaam Mangalayatan on two separate days.
DPS troupes, on both the occasions, started off at 9:30 a.m. from the school premises and after an enthralling journey of 15 minutes, the children reached Mangalayatan. On entering the temple, the students went into the prayer hall where the religious Gurus helped them to understand the important aspects of Jainism, explained about its origin and the stories associated with it.
The students were quite excited to see the renowned holy place and learnt how people following Jainism display their faith. The students were extremely excited to visit the artificially built cave depicting the scenes from the life of Lord Mahavira. Students enjoyed this trip to their fullest. After an informative trip, the students returned back by 12:00 in the noon. It was a devotional and learning experience for the students.