Fun Trip to Jalagam Vengal Rao Park -Preprimary -Grades II
Green Buildings -CII-Grade VIII
On 31st July2018, the students of grade VIII visited CII, Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre, which has a vision to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India. The students were apprised about the several world class energy and environment friendly features that this green building incorporates like the solar PV system, indoor air quality monitoring, a high efficiency HAVC system, a passive cooling system using wind towers, aesthetic roof gardens, high performance glass roof with inert gas layers for insulation, rain water harvesting and a root zone treatment system.
The visit encouraged students to formulate strategies to make their school green, to develop methods of water conservation and waste management, and to reduce energy consumption by following various methods used in the Green building. This field trip helped in transforming young minds go the greener way and know ‘The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence -- as told by Rabindranath Tagore’.
ISB - Grades IX & X
On the 6th of July, 2018 a trip to ISB was organized. Students of grade 9 & 10 formed a team to see the beautiful campus of ISB(Indian School of Business). As soon as we entered the campus we were greeted by lush greenery and the chirping of birds. The massive structure was very impressive and had four towers. The instructor there told us that the architecture of the building was similar to Charminar. The canteen of the school was as big as the food court in Inorbit. The four towers at ISB represent the four student village, which is the hostel for students. These four towers are on the four corners of the campus and are equidistant from each other. Just like the small temple in between the four towers in Charminar, right in the center of the campus lies the library which according to them is the temple of learning. Students of 25-45 years of age come to study here. Each village has an open party lounge and a Holi pool (for playing the festival Holi). In between the villages there were vast stretches of forests, which give shelter to peacocks, a variety of birds and 250 varieties of snakes. This institute was started in 1999. The overall campus covers an area of 260 acres. They have their very own three-star hotel, consisting of 100 rooms. Out of the total area of the campus, 50 acres is filled with lovely landscape. The library is as huge as it can get and has a beautiful collection of books. To study in ISB one must clear GMAT with a score above 700 and then attend an interview. A fee of 30 lakhs per annum is required to be paid for this course. The student must stay on the campus for one complete year during the course. The students study from Monday to Thursday and get an off on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. During their course in ISB the students deal with a lot of pressure and stress, but once they complete the PGDM program from ISB the industry absorbs them giving a huge pay packet. The trip was very informative and we enjoyed it thoroughly.
Escape Water Park - Grades III & IV
A truly exciting and fun filled water theme park for kids was a great spot where kids of grade 3 & 4 had a gala time splashing water all the way, just before their Sankranti break which rejuvenated the young minds after a hectic Exam schedule. Kids enjoyed the water based activities. It was truly a chilling out experience. A memorable event to cherish for the young minds.
Papyrus Port Resort - Pre-primary - Grade II
“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”. Hence picnics are arranged in most schools to refresh children.
Students of Grade 1 and 2 were taken to ‘PAPYRUS RESORT’ a small village hamlet on 10th January 2018. This place gave an experience of village life to the kids. The students were taken to Kothur, approximately 30 kilometers away from school. We started our journey at 8.30am and reached the spot at 10: 20am.The students were extremely excited to reach the destination. The journey was hilarious with singing and cheering.
At the entrance we were served a welcome drink. The students were excited to see the resort which was an ideal place for fun and joy set amidst the lush Green Lawns and swimming pools of different sizes. This resort resembled Egyptian Civilization consisting of two pools with Egyptian statues. Offering rejuvenation of mind and relaxation for the body, the resort also helps in pumping up adrenaline for enjoying adventure activities.
All the students danced to the rhythmic music on the dance floor with great energy. Even the teachers shook a leg along with the students. Students played swing, see- saw, and slides and enjoyed Rain Dance, splashing water on one another.
After a tiring and fun packed morning the children headed for lunch. The dining hall, filled with the aroma of food triggered our hunger and children relished the delicious food. The next event was a magic show which all students looked forward to. The magician performed some amazing tricks which both students and teachers enjoyed a lot. The most enjoyable act was where a pigeon turns into a pair of pigeons. After the magic show students played in the park.
All the students expressed a desire to revisit the place with their family & friends. Some also mentioned that though they had been to this place with their family, they enjoyed coming with their friends the most. We reached school at 3:40 pm. This was a great day for all the students and teachers as well, as it strengthened the bond between the students and their teachers. A class picnic not only refreshes but also gives us a chance to observe and spend time with nature. It was a delightful picnic perfectly enjoyed by all.
Trip to National Institute of Nutrition 2016-17
The DSE students of grade 9 and 10 visited the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) on 20th December 2016 as a part of their field trip. It was a 15 km trip from the school campus. The students could plan what they can discuss with the faculty there. Once they reached the institute they interacted with the incharge who enabled the students to understand about the citizens state of nutrition in India and the various adulterants added in food and the functioning of the NIN in conducting the surveys about the same. After the session the students had an opportunity to interact with the faculty by clarifying their doubts and enhanced their knowledge about the healthy food and the nutritious values present in different food contents.
Before returning to the school campus they also visited the museum which displayed different nutritional requirements for all age groups, diseases related to lack of nutrition (deficiencies), nutrients found in various food products and much more.
Overall the field trip left a mark of pleasure to every child as each one was able to gather lot of informative material about nutrition.
The students of grade V and VI, DSE Banjara Hills enhanced their knowledge about the different tribal forms by visiting the tribal museum on 23rd August ’16. The early human being animation models and model of bullock cart in the entrance of the museum aroused the interest of the students to move ahead and explore the whole museum. They could see the pictures of Savara, Dimsa Dance, Bison Horn, Ghusadi and Lambada on the wall. The students could recall the seven types of Dimsa Dance: Bod, gundari, Goddi Beta, Pothar-thola, Bhag, Kunda, Baya. The models of huts made of bricks called as Savara mesmerized the students and they learnt a new fact that these huts were also called as koya and lambada houses. They further explored the life style of the tribal people who had a weekly market called as Shandy, the cooking material which resemble the olden days of cooking and the language used by them which was sooth.
Moving ahead they could explore the Yanadin place which was meant for the musicians and the musical instruments like sonnai and purani (flute), dolu – drum, kirid (small drum), phara – drum, gogod rajan – stringed instrument. Apart from this they also came to know about the different hunting instruments like ponder betha, tiri, pitta gudu and matsya gra.
On the whole the students had a great learning experience through this trip and came back with lots of information to share with their family and friends.
Field Trip to NGRI
The students of grade 7 & 8 of DSE Banjara Hills went for a field trip to NGRI on 26th August ’16. It was a great learning experience to all the students as they could learn about the different calamities, rock types and earthquakes. The spacious campus of NGRI enabled the students to immerse themselves in the lap of nature and the walk around the campus enthralled them a lot. The video on the effects of tsunami and the reasons they occur as well as when it occurred helped the students to gain a good knowledge about the same. Further they were taken to the department of seismology which helped the students to understand the types to earthquakes, the precautions to be taken during an earthquake. The students also had the pleasure of interacting with the director of NGRI who could clearly explain them about the various aspects of earthquakes and the functioning of the solar system and the galaxies. Later on the students moved on to the department of rocks where they visualized the different types of rocks and the procedure of working. At the end as a part of closure the students were taken to one of the auditoriums where they visualized a video on the different types of researches conducted by NGRI.
Maiden field trip of Early childhood children
The students of grade I and II of DSE Banjara Hills had a gala time by visiting the Nehru Zoological Park. The excitement was clearly depicted on the faces of the students who seemed very eager and enthusiastic by enquiring about the place they were visiting and the animals they would be seeing. Further the enthusiasm developed into leaps and bounds when the zoo authorities provided vehicles to go round to the different sections of the animals.
The different species of monkeys and tortoise which were 100 years old fascinated them a lot and children were engrossed enquiring about the same. Further the students visualized the cat family where the two new born cubs, their playfulness and the ramp walk of the lion as well as its pose for the camera mesmerized the students who were reluctant to move further.
After the fulfillment of the pleasure they had with the lion and the cubs they moved on to see the different species of deer where the white deer stood unique. The birds section made them recall our national bird which is the peacock. Not only seeing the birds and the other animals, the students also had the pleasure of playing. They enjoy the see-saw, slides and other swings. On the whole the children had a memorable day and many things to share with their parents.
Treasure of Learning
On the 27th of July the students of 8th grade of Delhi School of Excellence visited the office of INCOIS (Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services). The students were first shown a short movie which briefed the students about the activities of the INCIOS. Then they were shown presentations about the potential fishing zones (PFZ) and the Ocean State Forecast (OSF). After that the students enjoyed refreshments and were explained about the tsunami buoys, wave transmission, wave direction, tsunami tide contours, argon floats etc. Later the students were surprised to know that each tsunami buoy was worth 4 crore and each argon float was worth 10 lakhs and there were 3000 such argon floats worldwide. The students then returned to school campus with fond memories and knowledge.