What can take you several years to learn in a classroom, a single excursion can help you achieve the same results. At the Hooppya camp that this school took its students to every year, children learnt to bond, share, respect and appreciate one another; always coming back home wiser than they left it.
With technology having advanced so much, we are all practically living inside boxes—whether they be our computers, mobile phones or classrooms. It is time that we came out of these boxes and experienced the real world. A teacher talks about a trip he took with his students to an island close to their city.
Why do we institutionalize education, when it is against the very idea of learning? Learning happens through experiences you gain, and these experiences you gather as you travel. Education therefore cannot be separate from travel and cannot be found in institutions. The author shares his travel journey.
The word ‘travel’ conjures up images of a train, an aeroplane and places faraway. But does it always have to be that? Travel in and around your city is as enriching as travelling to distant lands. Local travel is less expensive as well. So why not bring out maps of your cities and take your students on short learning trips?
In school when you transition from going on one day picnics to week long excursions it is a most exciting event for the young students. Here’s an account of how the author’s first excursion to the Hooppya camp helped her grow up.