"Travelling provides knowledge and with knowledge comes understanding" – is an oft quoted saying. Trips and excursions form an essential part of our curriculum. Travel provides immeasurable opportunities to students to enhance, enrich and expand their lives. The outings are a learning experience for students and has an everlasting impact on them.
All the virtual tours were received by the students with great zeal and interest. Positive feedbacks from the students and their parents were definitely a motivating factor for us. The intended takeaways from these tours were to garner an appreciation towards our heritage monuments and a tryst to preserve our cultural and traditional values, and it is hoped that our students have well imbibed the same.
RED FORT (24 DECEMBER, 2020)
Red Fort was declared a ‘UNESCO World Heritage Site’ in the year 2007. The architecture of the Red Fort is a representation of the cultural intermingling which involves fusion of Persian, Timurid and Hindu traditions. Through the medium of this tour, children were made aware of glory and rich cultural heritage of our country.
RASHTRIYA SWACHHATA KENDRA (16 SEPTEMBBER, 2020)
Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra is a state-of-the-art centre established by Ministry of Jal Shakti at Rajghat, New Delhi. This centre dovetails entertainment with education to showcase India's Cleanliness journey in both digital and physical formats. This tour helped in instilling a sensibility among the students regarding the necessity of forever upkeeping personal hygiene and clean surroundings.
INDIAN CULTURE (06 JUNE, 2020)
India's languages, religions, dance, music, architecture, food and customs differ from place to place within the country. Indian culture is a beautiful amalgamation of several cultures, spans across the Indian subcontinent and has been influenced by a history that is several millennia old.
TAJ MAHAL (28 MAY, 2020)
Taj Mahal represents the finest architectural and artistic achievement through perfect harmony and excellent craftsmanship in a whole range of Indo-Islamic sepulchral architecture. It is a masterpiece of architectural style in conception, treatment and execution and has unique aesthetic qualities in balance, symmetry and harmonious blending of various elements.
NATIONAL BAL BHAWAN (09 MAY 2020)
National Bal Bhawan helped in increasing creative insight through the medium of activities and other educational material which were curated keeping in mind children’s age and aptitude. It provided an opportunity to expand their vistas of knowledge in today’s dynamic surroundings. It offers non-formal learning opportunities through its various centers such as National Children’s Museum, Jawahar Aquarium, Sanskriti Shilp Gram. Thus, it provides an ideal environment for ensuring overall development of a child’s personality.
Education can’t be confined to just books and classrooms. Therefore, our school has been conducting tours and excursions for the students on a regular basis to places of historical and social significance. Not only does this break the monotony in learning but also contributes to a wholesome awareness about the sites and related aspects.
The challenging times of Covid-19 pandemic led us to find alternative medium, and for the first time, a new initiative of virtual excursions for the students has been introduced. After a thorough research of the sites, virtual tours were shared with students along with audio-visual guidance through the Connected Classroom platform.
Visit to Crafts Museum
Excursion to Traffic Training Park (25.09.19)
An excursion to Traffic Training Park was organised for the students of Class I on 25.9.19. The purpose of the excursion was to introduce the students to the basic road safety rules. The Traffic Training Park is equipped with traffic signals, road signs and crossings and thus the children enjoyed learning about the various aspects of road safety. The little visitors got a chance to cross the road independently, steadily making it to the other side by watching the signal carefully. They also learnt about the safety measures to be followed while riding a bicycle or a bike to keep themselves safe on the road. The children keenly grasped the information and enjoyed the educational trip.
Excursion to National Science Museum ( Class III) - 24.7.19 and 26.7.18
An educational trip to the National Science Museum was organised for the students of Class III on 24.7.19 and 26.7.18.
The children were given a brief synopsis of what to expect in the seven museum galleries in the amphitheatre at the reception.
The curious and enthusiastic students visited the following galleries-
- Water, The Elixir of Life Gallery
Here children embraced the importance of water even though seemingly a trivial thing as easily available at no cost.
- Heritage Gallery
The children were impressed by the knowledge that concepts like zero, power of ten originated in India.
They felt proud of the unexplained advanced techno miracles exhibited in the gallery For example, Qutab Minar, the tallest natural sandstone tower in the world and the Iron Pillar.
They were totally overwhelmed and felt the truth of the saying, ‘सोने की चिड़िया’ a phrase used to describe India in the olden times.
- Human Biology Gallery
The students were mesmerised by the exhibits in the gallery which triggered their interest in facts about human anatomy.
- Prehistoric Life Gallery
The students were amazed to see the gallery which is a recreation of world that none of us have seen as it existed millions of year ago. Giant Scorpions, early birds, gigantic dinosaurs and many more, are presented with artificially created ambience and special sound and light effects. The children had fun and adventure posing as dinosaurs, themselves.
- Fun Science Gallery
Children tried their hands on the various interesting experiments in this gallery.
- Information Revolution -Cave Painting to Internet Gallery
Children keenly watched the latest technological developments in the field of information and communication.
The excursion was an enriching experience for all the students and teachers.
Excursion to Indira Gandhi Memorial (Class II)
The students of Class II visited the Indira Gandhi Memorial on 24.4.19 and 26.4.19.
Prior to the visit they were shown a video which briefed them about the Museum and aroused their curiosity. The Museum which houses a collection of rare photographs of the Nationalist Movement, personal moments of the Nehru-Gandhi family, and childhood of Ms. Gandhi, gave the students an insight into the of the life of the former Prime Minister of India. The exhibits in the museum also included her personal belongings such clothes, pens, bags, book collection etc. along with the gifts she received from various important dignitaries from across the world. As a follow-up activity, a quiz related to the visit was conducted by the class teachers to assess and reinforce important facts related to the Museum.
US trip organised by Edterra
The US trip organised by Edterra started from 13 June and ended on 25 June 2019. Everything was well managed and went according to the schedule. Our experience at Kennedy Space Centre and Rocket Garden and the Astronaut Training Programme was truly amazing and we could not help but feel ecstatic everytime we recall the memories of Cocoa Beach. The Niagara Falls calmed us down and gave all of us a peace of mind. It was wonderful visiting Universal Studios Orlando, Madame Tussauds, the famous Statue of Liberty, Harvard University, MIT and Columbia University. Every single day of this trip was educational and yet full of adventures.
No. of Days/Nights
IX to XI Boys
16.10.18 to 20.10.18
4 Night/ 5 Days
IX to XI Girls
17.10.18 to 21.10.18
4 Night/ 5 Days
VIII (A to H)
TRAINING AT BAL BHARATI PUBLIC SCHOOL, SOLAN
Following groups visited Bal Bharati Public School, Solan for training in leadership skills & adventure.
No. of Students
359 students have visited Solan during 2018-2019 till date
Leadership Skills and Adventure Camp at BBPS Pitampura
Following groups visited Leadership Skills and Adventure Camp at BBPS Pitampura :
No. of Students
II (E, F)
Excursion to Humayun’s Tomb - Class III
Excursion to the National Rail Museum - Class I
Excursion to National Bal Bhawan - Class I
They also visited the Traffic Training Park situated in the campus where they were guided to follow traffic rules and road signs. The visit ended with the Mirror Gallery where the students laughed and giggled over their funny distorted images.
Visit to Bal Bharati Activity Centre, Pitampura - Class I ( 04.10.2018, 08.10.2018, 10.10.2018 & 11.10.2018)
The students of Class I visited the Bal Bharati Activity Centre, Pitampura on 4.10.18, 8.10.18, 9.10.18, 10.10.18 and 11.10.18. The visit which was aimed at engaging the students in a series of Hands-on Multiple Intelligence Activities proved to be fun-filled day for all the students. The activities included - Science Experiments, Fun activities on Mathematics, Cooking without Fire, Block Puzzle Activity and Self Balancing Toy making Activity.
The students also made their own slam book in which they recorded all the activities done during the day.
The concluding activity was a Shadow Puppet Show, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all the students .
Each student was given a ‘Goody Bag’ as a parting gift which had their slam book , paperbalancing toy and a pack of cookies.The visit was a memorable experience for the students which gave them a platform to hone their skills.
Excursion to Qutub Minar- Class II ( 03.10.2018 & 09.10.2018)
The students of Class II visited Qutub Minar which is one of the earliest and most prominent examples of Indo-Islamic architecture situated in Delhi on 3.10.18 and 9.10.18. The visit to the complex which is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens and lush green lawns was an enthralling experience for all. Through the excursion the students were exposed to the magnificent architectural heritage of India.
Excursion to Mughal Garden- Class III ( 21.02.2018 & 22.02.2018)
Day Long Picnic : Class III ( 02.02.2018)
Annual Picnic : 2018 (Classes I, II & III)
Day Long Trip to Aapno Ghar (22.01.2018)
Visit to Adventure Island (22.01.2018)
Excursion to Traffic Training Park (16.01.2018)
An excursion to Delhi Traffic Police Training Park at Baba Khadak Singh Marg was organized for the students of class I on 16 January, 2018. The park developed in collaboration with Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI), to promote road safety awareness provided a joyous learning opportunity for the students. They were sensitised about the importance of safety rules and apprised of different traffic rules and road signs through fun-filled activities. They were also taught the rules to be followed while riding a bicycle on road.
The students enjoyed a lot and carried home a bag full of knowledge to share with their parents and relatives. The smiles on the little faces reflected joy and pride after the enriching learning experience.
Excursion to National Bal Bhawan -Class I (1.12.17)
With an aim to provide an enthralling and fun-filled learning experience to the students, an excursion to 'The National Bal Bhawan' was organised for the student of Class I on 1.12.17.
The excursion began with the popular Mini Train ride and the students cheered joyful and enjoyed the campus tour. Beautiful cultural graffiti on the walls of the entire campus and the paintings depicting the different states of India gave the students an insight into the culture and heritage of our country.
Next they visited the traffic park situated in the campus and were briefed about do's and don'ts while driving and walking on the road with special focus on the road signs and traffic rules. The students enjoyed visiting the mini zoo & aquarium in the campus and were amazed to see different species of fishes.
The museum at Bal Bhawan housed a rich collection of paintings and crafts reflecting our glorious past along with beautiful dolls depicting various epics and tales.
It was a fun-filled educational trip which provided the students a joyful and enriching experience.
Excursion to Humayun's Tomb -Class III (30.11.17)
An excursion to Humayun’s tomb situated in heart of Delhi was organised for the students of Class III on 30.11.17. The excursion was aimed at providing an opportunity to the students to get a glimpse of our glorious past and earchitectural marvel.
Students admired the beauty and carving at the tomb which is a splendid mausoleum built in the memory of Emperor Humayun. They were also apprised of the fact that it is one of the best preserved Mughal monuments and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. It was an enriching trip which was thoroughly enjoyed by all the students and teachers alike.
Excursion to ‘Traffic Training Park' – 30.10.17
An excursion to 'Traffic Training Park' was organised for the students of Classes I A- I E on 30 October, 2017.
The primary aim of the visit was to create awareness and provide road safety training to the students along with entertainment and fun. The students learnt about various traffic signs and symbols. The importance of zebra crossing, traffic lights and pedestrian path was also highlighted. The trip was an enriching experience for the young learners and helped them to understand the need to follow the traffic rules for safety on road.
‘THE NATIONAL RAIL MUSEUM’ - Class I (19.09.17 & 20.09.17)
An excursion to ‘The National Rail Museum’ was organised for the students of Class I on 19. 9.17 and 20.9.17.The students were enlightened about the glorious history of Indian Railways through various exhibits in the museum which included rare railway engines, historical pictures and static/ working models of different trains. The Toy Train ride was the highlight of the excursion which was a fun-filled and enriching experience for all the students.
Excursion to Rail Museum (01.09.17, 06.09.17 & 14.09.17)
The students of Pre- School went for an excursion to the National Rail Museum, Chanakyapuri. The recently renovated outdoor and indoor exhibits were very interesting to the children. The newly set up huge working model which was indoors, on the first floor added to their excitement. The children were overjoyed with the ride on the toy train around the outdoor site, amidst various locomotives and engines of different sizes. Passing through the tunnel in a train was a new experience for them. The children got to see the whole museum and came back happily. Overall it was an enjoyable experience.
Dolls' Museum (17.08.17, 18.08.17 & 25.08.17)
Travelling is not just about covering the distance in kilometres but it is about opening expanses of a distant world. The Middle Department of Bal Bharati Public School, GRH Marg organised a 4 day trip from 1 to 4 June to DHARAMSHALA-MCLEODGANJ with approximately 21 students and 2 teachers. Mcleodganj’s landscapes are the most mesmerising ones in the entire state of Himachal Pradesh. It was a delight to experience ages old BHAGSUNAG TEMPLE and carving its own ‘milky’ way the BHAGSU FALLS. Overlooking the Dhauladhar ranges, the NAMGYAL MONASTERY, situated within the Tsuglagkhang complex, is home to the residence of Dalai Lama. The famous NORBULINGKA INSTITUTE, which is dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan culture, DAL LAKE, HPCA CRICKET STADIUM, TEA GARDEN and SUNRISE-SUNSET POINT were worth visiting. Children enjoyed the local food and the joy that the town offered. A trek of about two kilometers was also planned from Mcleodganj to Dharamkot to oil our rusted joints and embrace the serenity ST JOHN’S CHURCH IN THE WILDERNESS. Everything was planned and organised well.