‘The trajectory to paradise – spacious accommodations, exotic cuisines, friendly service and kind concern for comfort of others’.
In order to understand the working of a Hotel, Sr.KG students visited one of the prominent Hotels of the city today. They observed the way reception and travel desk handle visitors and working of an open restaurant.
Class : Sr.KG
Jr.KG students have been learning facts about birds . Visit to Van Vihar helped them to watch the birds in their natural habitat . They were thrilled to see so many colourful birds flying all around. Children were also able to relate to the information that teachers had shared with them in the class. Trip to Van Vihar was indeed very informative and exciting.
Field Trip To Petrol Pump
In continuation with the ongoing theme of the month related with modes of transport, the Nursery students visited a nearby service station to observe and discover answers to various questions.
How petrol/ diesel are filled?
How does the meter work?
What precautions are taken to prevent fire at the petrol station?
Explanations and live demonstrations were given by the workers at the petrol pump which acted as a great observational learning for children.
Class : Nursery
In continuance with the theme ‘Countries of the World’, Senior KG students took bus ride across Bhopal City to connect with the cultural heritage and legacy of the town. On the ride they saw the state museum and while taking the round the teacher informed them about the exhibits kept in the museum. Other places that were observed and discussed on the ride were Bharat Bhavan , Moti Mandir and raja bhoj’s statue .
Just,imagine about all the types of food one consumes and think of their source. There is only one right answer: PLANTS.Whether you favour Vegetarian or are a staunch Non-Vegetarian, you do rely on some part of a plant to add flavour and health to one`s life.
As young kids of grade 2 rarely realize the aforesaid as a fact of life, hence a field trip to Reliance Fresh was organised on 7-10-2016, for them to understand the importance of plants and the variety of parts of plants one consumes in our day-to-day need.
s expected, it was an eye-opener kind of a trip with many surprises in store: ...Like: "Ma`am,Sweet potato is a root but a potato is the stem of a plant. How funny!"
All the way to and fro, school kids observed the plants along the road side and shared their observations excitedly with the accompanying teachers..
A field trip well worth its visit.
Field Trip to the Supermarket
Nursery students are learning facts about fruits and vegetables under the theme ‘At the orchard and vegetable patch’. In continuation of the theme and for experiential learning, students visited a supermarket to observe colours and other features of various fruits and vegetables and to understandtheir storage. Importance of eating fresh fruits and vegetables for good health was also discussed. Children later purchased apples and the teachers assisted them in making the payment at the cash counter. It was a fun filled trip and a day of great learning.
Introducing the unit Plants to Grade 2 students , on a tour to examination and discovery.
To acquire knowledge,one must study but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
Field Trip to a Garden
In accordance with the theme of the month ‘ My feathered friends and creepy crawlies ‘ , Nursery students visited a garden today and observed various creepy crawlies like ants, butterflies and also different types of birds. Children were extremely thrilled when they saw different insects. It was a day well spent.
Field Trip to the Supermarket
Fresh fruits and vegetables – key to good health
In accordance with the theme of the month ‘On the Farm’, Junior KG students visited a Supermarket on 2nd September. The purpose of the visit was to explore the storage cycle of various food products. In the supermarket they understood the procurement and the storage of various farm produce like fruits, vegetables, cereals, pulses and also the dairy products. It was a great firsthand experience for children.
I’d rather have a passport full of stamps than a house full of stuff.
Although travelling as an experience has no substitute, there are constraints of time. Visiting a Museum is surely one of the best way to fill this gap. Students of grade 1 visited The State Museum on 26th August,2016 as a part of their Literature unit ‘My Wonderful World”. It was the first step to learning more about the world, with a peek into their own native state.
The inquisitive and curious minds got acquainted with the culture, tradition, history, monuments, and weapons of their home state: Madhya Pradesh. Their sparkling eyes roving around the museum in search of knowledge were a sight to behold. The amazing historical collection from all around MP, connected the kids to their own state and city. They truly admired and underlined the ‘Wonderful World’ they inhabit.
At Billabong High Bhopal, visit to Sanchi has become an annual feature for Humanities group of Grades 11 and 12 as it is an integral part of the ISC (Grades 11 and 12 ) History Curriculum under Project Report Writing.
The students started off their Sanchi excursion at 8:30 am on Saturday 6th August 2016.
Around 10 am, first they visited the Udaygiri Caves and discovered the history of Lord Vishnu and his incarnations.
On their way to Sanchi students visited Bijamandal a site that is truly an example of Unity in Diversity where Mosque and Temple share a common wall.
Next, they visited the architectural marvel, Sanchi Stupa. Thunder storm and heavy rains did not deter the enthusiam. After seeing the beautiful stupas, understanding inscriptions and discovering the history of the ruler, Ashoka the Great, they later visited the museum, where the sculptures from the stupas were preserved. This gave the students insight into the glorious history this nation has seen.
The visit to the Sanchi museum marked the end of the educational tour, leaving the students more enlightened and aware about the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sanchi.
Grade 4 Field Trip To Tribal Museum
The Tribal groups of India have distinct cultural patterns. A large chunk of Indians belong to tribal community. To enhance learning of the children a field trip was organized for Grade 4 to ‘Tribes of India Museum’ under EVS concept on ‘India’.
The children were captivated by the colourful wall paintings and tools of ancient era. It represented an element of Indian society which integrated with the culture mosaic of our civilization.
The trip helped them to connect and realize the importance of living harmoniously with Mother Nature.
‘Firemen save lives every day,
Hear siren? They are on the way!
Safety first is what they say,
So learn your fire safety today’.
Nursery students visited Fire station to understand the job of a fire fighter.
‘Sweat, Smile and Repeat’
Pretty much our life philosophy to be healthy and happy was the message given by Jr KG children.
It’s all about CAAAAARS.
‘Dotting the route to realm of human imagination and entity.’
Senior KG students took a city tour to explore the cultural heritage and legacy of the town.
The trajectory to paradise – spacious accommodation, exotic cuisines, friendly service and kind concern for comfort of others was all that Sr KG children learnt in their field trip to Hotel Jehanuma.
Field Trip to Khajuraho Milk Factory
Nursery and Jr.KG students visited Milk Factory to learn how milk and milk products can make their life healthy.
Tiny steps head to the Supermarket
Little tiny-tots of Nursery paid a visit to the local supermarket on 16th September 2015 exploring the colourful array of fruits and vegetables which play an important role in keeping a person healthy. They also observed how frozen foods, packaged items and other household products were displayed in different sections. The kids will definitely play a more active role when they accompany their parents for grocery shopping.
Pat a cake , Pat a cake
Bake me a cake
as fast as you can
Sang the students of Senior KG on their visit to Omni Bakers on 6th October 2015. The delicious aroma of freshly baked bread emanating from the ovens and the scene of bakers icing the cakes with colourful frosting was a veritable feast to the senses. Little ones with wide eyes savoured every whiff that came their way.
They were introduced to the various kinds of breads that the bakery baked for its customers including croissants, bagels, puff pastries and many more.
Monuments and legacies seem to beckon us to revel in their awesomeness and soak in their beauty.
As part of a literature activity ‘My Wonderful world ‘ children of Grade 1 went to visit the famous Gohar Mahal on 12th and 13th August , 2015 .This visit fulfilled a number of objectives like significance of historical places was reemphasized , richness of the Mughal architecture , the contrasts of the past and the present and how to preserve our legacies.
The ride to Gohar Mahal was a fun ride for all the children . Situated in the central part of the city the structure represents the excellence of Indian art . The palace was built in the name of Begum Qudisiya who was popular among the citizens as ’ Gohar ‘and hence Gohar Mahal.
The children really enjoyed and appreciated the panoramic view of the upper lake from atop the Mahal and also found the interior decorations of the palace appealing. The various handicrafts and other artefacts being hawked here also kept the children fascinated. All in all it was an exciting trip and the children got a glimpse of the rich heritage of Bhopal..
"Dark is SUPER!"
Plop, the Baby Barn Owl, is like every Barn Owl there ever was, except for one thing– he is afraid of the dark. "Dark is nasty" he says and so he won't go hunting with his parents.” Mrs. Barn Owl sends him down from his nest-hole to find out about the dark and through these encounters he realizes that dark is not so bad after all.
Dark is indeed super and children of Grade 2 at Billabong High Bhopal got to experience it first hand during ‘Camp Plop’ organized in school on 7th August , 2015 as an extension of their Literature unit ‘The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark’. During the overnight camp children explored different facets of night through various activities like a night walk around the campus, sitting around the camp fire in the cool of the night singing and dancing, lighting up fireworks in the dark. It was an unforgettable experience, as the young campers, through their newfound independence banished the fear of darkness and embraced the nocturnal world just like their beloved Plop the baby barn owl.
Eternal vigilance is the price of eternal development. With the fast growing population and limited resources, it has now become important to heed to new educational imperatives.
Project based learning, one such essential, forms an indispensible part of our curriculum, where the various subjects are integrated to expose students to learning beyond the classroom.
Students of Grade 5 and 6 who are learning about Vermi -composting as a means to recycle organic waste, visited a Vermi-composting Farm on Monday, 5th July 2015. The visit, a part of their Geography Project was made with the objective to receive a first-hand experience on how worms, the natural decomposers are harvested to recycle kitchen waste and can be used in the battle against ever-mounting waste in cities.
The students, all eyes and ears, learned about the factors that contribute to successful composting and the conditions necessary for worms to survive.
Very soon, the students will begin working towards creating one such pit within the school premises thereby, being the change they wish to see in the world.
The School’s faculty relentlessly pursues and promotes every child's active participation and involvement in the learning process with emphasis on contemporary values. Deeply rooted in the practicality and applicability of learning, the school develops and designs an "enriched curriculum" that goes beyond the printed words of text books and the confines of the classroom.
The result is analyzing, experimenting, applying, evaluating and challenging proven facts to create an attitude of enquiry driven by self motivation.
Taking this tradition forward, students of Grades 7 and 8 visited ‘Mugaleya Chaap’, a village to observe the working of a Biogas Plant. Keeping the theme of the year, “Be the change you wish to see in the world”, the Middle School students have decided to bring alternate sources of energy to the school’s doorstep and spread the message that small changes can yield big results.
For many, the trip made on Saturday, 27th June 2015 was their very first to a village. The group of students with inquisitiveness writ large on their faces sought answers from the villagers on the working of the Bio gas plant.
These students intend to work towards establishing a Bio Waste Plant in the school’s premises. The plant shall use kitchen waste from the mess to produce gas, which would then be utilized by the school cafeteria’s kitchen. This will not only save LPG but will also lower our dependence on it. The trip therefore, provided students with insight into the working of a Bio waste plant and the practical problems they need to address before embarking on the installation of the plant.
The eye is not only the most beautiful but also the most important sensory organ of the human body. Four-fifths of all the impressions on the senses come from the eye. Moreover, the eye makes an essential contribution to facial expressions and is instrumental in establishing effective communication with others. Therefore, a field trip to the 'Matrashree Hospital' was organized from 17- 19th December, 2014 for Grade 1 students.
The prime objective of this field trip was to enlighten our kids with the importance of our eyes and how to take proper care of them. The children were exposed to a variety of eye testing instruments and equipments. They observed how the ophthalmologist writes prescriptions, treat various refractive errors and prescribes glasses and contact lenses and under what circumstances patients are referred to another specialist.
The practical element enabled students to gain a comprehensive knowledge of the anatomy, physiology and defects of the eye along with useful tips on eye care.
An artistic group of young Billabongers had an unforgettable rendezvous with acclaimed artists and sculptors from around the country on their visit to the ‘Potters’ Exhibition ' at Gauhar Mahal on 21st November, 2014.
A spectacular display of vibrant pots, paintings and earthern ware provided them a peek into the rich culture of our country we so often hear about . It was a visual delight to see the potters engaged at the potter’s wheel creating magic with clay, water and their bare hands.
Little figurines of insects and birds and brightly coloured pendants in clay were a huge draw with the girls who purchased the items proudly showing them off to one another.
Many of them could not resist the opportunity to get their hands dirty at the wheel and indulge their creativity with the magical mixture of clay and water. The objects created by these amateur potters though imperfect were a source of great pride and perhaps the first step towards a newly acquired passion.
Middle and High School students received a splendid opportunity to witness a unique exhibition, titled, “Seeds of Hope: Visions of sustainability, steps toward change” organized by Bharat Soka Gakkai in Bhopal from October 12 – 19, 2014.
This one of its kind exhibit focused on our interconnectedness with the rest of the community and our compassion and concern for fellow humans, highlighting that a single individual can initiate positive change.
Examples of eight individuals and groups who have successfully taken action for change, from Africa to the Arctic and Eastern Europe were showcased in the weeklong event.
The students seemed to connect deeply with the exhibit as it replicates the intrinsic Billabong philosophy of ‘Local to Global’ which believes that any positive change can be initiated with individual efforts, taking it to the local and national level , thereby creating a chain reaction of positive change on a global scale.