Stonyhurst Southville International School Malarayat Campus is offering out of the classroom activities like the educational Trip for more effective in furthering the learnings of the student. Educational trips are carefully well-planned combination of tours and hands-on learning opportunities. Students will go to different places for them to learn different knowledge and to gain more information about one topic. The activities happen on the educational trip often includes lectures, demonstrations, videos, and tours. This activity provides a wonderful opportunity for students to undergo experiences that are not usually seen or can be experienced in the classroom. The goal of having educational trip is to provide students better experiences outside their everyday activities such as going camping with teachers and their classmate and more importantly is to add extra information about the specific topic.
I believe that it is essential for the students to have this activity for their knowledge to be widened and to lessen their stress from the classroom. At the same time, students can have fun while learning things that they do not usually experience inside the classroom. It helps to develop the investigative skills of the students in observing and getting the idea of the things. Well-planned field trips can provide students with truly educational experiences they cannot get in the confines of the classroom. The knowledge that they gain from the classroom is different when they experience it. Because with this experience, students can have an extra idea of the topic that they can apply when they go back to the classroom or use it in their daily lives.
However, educational trips can be expensive, and not all students are fortunate to have the fund to attend the trip. Because of not able to attend the trip, they will face different consequences or school works. Some schools give special projects to the student and some are not. Just like when they will give special projects for the students who will not be able to attend the trip, they will spend time making the projects in the classroom or at home. Thus, students might be forced to attend the educational trip because they want to get rid of the special projects and they want to join to their best friends or friend. Moreover, some students are not interested in going to the trip even though they have the fund to attend the trip. They will choose to stay at home or stay in the classroom and do paper works.
Students are learning things from inside the classroom, but it is a bit different now when it comes from the activity outside the classroom just like the educational trip. Information is presented to students in a way that meets different learning modalities. Educational trips like this provide students with the ability to learn by doing instead of just passively listening to the information being taught in class. They are exposed to new experiences that hopefully widen their minds. This can be especially helpful for students from lower socio-economic backgrounds who may not have been exposed to these opportunities before. Concepts that have already been learned in the classroom can be reinforced. Sometimes seeing information being taught in a new way can make all the difference in student comprehension. There is quite a difference between being taught about something like the reactions of chemicals and experiencing them in an exhibit at a science museum.
Also, it lessens the stress of a student because they can have fun while learning at the same time. The feeling of studying inside the classroom is a big difference when it comes on outside the classroom. Fewer paper works and more fun will be achieved in the educational trips. Educational trips are terrific opportunities to build on classroom work while interacting with the students in a more casual environment. Not only students will experience a higher level of discourse and a more varied range of interesting destinations than with the elementary set, older kids need minimal personal care and can generally be trusted not to wander into traffic or get picked up by strangers. This relative freedom can give chaperones a bit of peace- and an opportunity to enjoy the field trip as a participant and friendly mentor, and not only as a babysitter.
In addition, the relationships of students are getting strong because of the fun and time that they are spending together. More importantly is that the fun that they are having can help to increase their relationship with each other. It is easy to learn things when you are having fun on it at the same time. While they are on their way to their destinations, students are having fun by talking, shouting and having the best moment together. It is like the best memory that they can ever have in their life. Those moments that they are experiencing can strengthen their relationships.
I believe that educational trips are essential because it helps to get better understanding about the topic. When the time comes that they need to go and separate from each other and find different jobs or school. The thing that they will remember more when they leave the school is the memory that they had when they are still studying and not the lessons. Other than the fun is that the information they will have upon going to different places. The learnings that they had when they are still in the classroom are different when they experienced it. The understanding that they experienced is better than just knowing on how to do it or how it was made. They say that great experience comes with great knowledge and we can use this by giving educational trips for students because this is where they will expose their knowledge and skill that they have and mostly, they will have additional information about the specific topic. Teachers should encourage students to join the trips of school in different places by giving evidence that is fun and that they can learn more about it.