Farm Day @ Glendale Academy - Grades I & II
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.