Manav Rachna International School, Ludhiana understands the integral role a school can play in the proper development of the students so that they mature into valued assets for the country and the world at large. We at MRIS make every possible effort to empower students to adopt in international milieu, and make sincere efforts to keep children rooted in their culture-this is how the school practises a GLOCAL approach. As a great learning opportunity for sagacious students an educational tour was organised to Singapore by the school keeping in mind that the children could explore a part of the world. Singapore is a beautiful country, with its tropical climate and lush green plants make the island look like a real urban jungle.
The Students of Grade VI to VIII of Manav Rachna International School, Ldh, were a part of International Tour to Singapore under the supervision of the School Principal Dr.Rupali Saini and English Language Facilitator Ms. Malka Kaur Grewal. Thirteen students from the school packed their bags to face the best experience of their life from Amritsar International Airport on November 2nd November ,2017.The happiness of the children had no leaps and bound as they were all eager to board the flight.
Finally the students reached the long awaited destination and were excited to explore Singapore right from the Airport itself to the Hotel Check-in. The new morning with new hopes started with tempting breakfast at the Park Hotel, Singapore.
The students enjoyed the city tour orienting themselves with popular districts like China Town, Little India, and Marina Bay with top attractions like the MERLION, Colonial landmarks like City Hall and cultural sites like Thian Hock Keng Temple. A stop at UNESCO- listed botanical Gardens. The children stepped into one of the award-winning gardens- Gardens by the Bay where they found rare and misty Cloud Forest and the Flower Dome and discovered diverse plant life on display. The synchronized light and music show at Supertree Grove mesmerised everyone.
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS& WINGS OF TIME SHOW made each one go topsy-turvy as the Southeast Asia’s first ever Movie Park, containing20 fun rides, including five large roller coasters and water based rides which was actually a fun time for the little ones. The students were mesmerised by the multi-sensory presentation of water display, laser show, fire effects and spectacular music as they soared through space and time in magical extravaganza.
Visit to JURONG BIRD PARK -with a collection of 9,000 birds from 600 species took the students to a panorail ride for a panoramic look at the bird park and explore the tallest man-made waterfall Aviary.
Students got an opportunity to explore the SCIENCE CENTRE in Singapore which is an ideal space to inspire the next generation of Newton’s or Einstein’s. Finally coming towards the end of the tour the students explored the SENTOSA ISLAND which is less than a half-mile off the south coast of Singapore. The island of entertainment with water parks and miles of beaches to niche museums, with 14 world class resorts mixed into the fray. The children enjoyed the 2 way Cable Car Ride, Sea Aquarium, Luge and Sky ride and 4D Adventure Ride.
Not to forget to make a mention of shopping which started right from day one and the children explored every single store at every spot they visited.
Memories of school Educational trips are amongst the most prominent ones especially of the formative years, largely because it is a welcome break in the routine for students. Going on Educational tour means more than simply leaving the school grounds. Educational trips always have a major educational element, but the impacts of Educational tours extend much further. The importance of Educational tour included giving students the chance to build closer bonds with their classmates, experience new environments and enjoy a day away from the classroom. Getting away from the everyday atmosphere of the classroom has given students an opportunity to spend time with each other in a new environment. They were able to connect more on a personal level in an informal set up.
Traveling in a group has taught them to be respectful to the locations they visited and gave them an insight on cleanliness and made them independent. The types of memories that Educational tours create, called “episodic memories,” help children retain information for longer periods.
Students had fun with their friends and have returned to the classrooms with a renewed focus on their schoolwork. On November 7th,2017 bags were packed with heavy hearts and fond memories students said bye-bye to Singapore