"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.
PRIMARY DEPARTMENT PR CAMPUS
PRIMARY DEPARTMENT GR CAMPUS
EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO JAIPUR
The Primary Department, GR Campus organised an educational trip to Jaipur for the students of classes IV to V exploring the city's cultural heritage and historical landmarks. Our young learners visited Chokhi Dhani, appreciating Rajasthani traditions and indulging in a sumptuous feast.
The excursion allowed students to delve into Jaipur's rich historical and cultural tapestry, digging into architectural marvels like Jal Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort and Birla Mandir.
SCHOOL EXCURSION TO INDIRA GANDHI MEMORIAL
The Primary Department, GR Campus organised an excursion tour for the students of Class V on December 9-10,2023 to Indira Gandhi Memorial. Prior to the visit, a virtual tour was given to the students which provided insights into Indira Gandhi’s life. The memorial, dedicated to India's first woman Prime Minister, showcased exhibits like photographs, Indira Gandhi's worn saree, preserved blood spots, and Rajiv Gandhi's attire. The memorial offered an interactive learning experience and allowed students to connect with the Gandhis' lives, emphasising their significant contributions to Modern India. The visit was both historical and deeply moving for the learners.
EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO CHANDIGARH
A remarkable and fun trip to Chandigarh was organised for the students of Classes IV and V from December 9-10. The trip included visits to notable spots like Rock Garden, Sukhna Lake, and Pinjore Garden. The purpose of the trip was to enhance students' cultural awareness and appreciation of natural beauty. By visiting famous Chandigarh spots like Rock Garden, Sukhna Lake, and Pinjore Garden, students gained insight into Chandigarh's cultural heritage and the historical significance of Mughal-era landscapes.
EXCURSION TO GANDHI SMRITI
The students of Class IV were taken for an excursion to Gandhi Smriti on August 26, 2023, after a virtual tour to acquaint them with Gandhi ji’s life. The rich collection of exhibits and displays at the museum included the Martyr's Column, Gandhi ji’s preserved room at Birla House, a multimedia exhibition depicting Gandhi ji’s life, and a library with extensive writings. The visit was a moving experience, connecting students with Gandhi's life and principles, emphasising truth, non-violence, and justice.
The much-awaited trips to Experiential Learning Centre, to Solan have been initiated yet again. A four-day trip was organised for the girls of class V on 30 April,2023 with an aim to inculcate in them confidence, sense of responsibility, leadership skills and cooperation for their holistic development.
The Solan Activity Centre boasts a myriad of activities which enabled students to participate in adventurous exercises and games under expert guidance and supervision. During the four-day extravaganza, each learner was motivated and engaged towards various activities in a clean and green environment. The students followed an active and strict regime beginning with waking up early, going for a fun trek in the mountains and near the river side. Wholesome meals with friends to exciting, thrilling activities and enjoyable games around the bon fire that concluded the day like a cherry on the cake. The students were taught at every meal how to respect food and not waste it under any circumstances. The visit proved to be a humbling experience for our energetic and unrelenting young spirits.
VISIT TO CHHAT PUJA YAMUNA GHAT
The government of Delhi organized the " I love Yamuna " Campaign on 17th May, 2023. The campaign was flagged off by the chief guest, Minister of Environment and Forest, Shri Gopal Rai. Over 800 volunteers including teachers and students participated in it picking up trash from the water of Yamuna and its banks.Two teachers and two students from Middle and Senior department visited the Chhat Puja Ghat. Slogan writing and raising awareness about various initiatives was a part of the programme.
ANNUAL PICNIC- TALKATORA GARDEN PRE-SCHOOL & PRE-PRIMARY 02.03.23 & 03.03.23
Fun and learning go hand in hand. With this in mind, an annual picnic to Talkatora Garden was scheduled for Pre-Primary children on 02.03.2023 and for Pre-School children on 03.03.2023. The buses departed from the school on time. On reaching the garden, the children enthusiastically explored the alluring beauty and bounties of nature. They enjoyed free play and interacting with each other. They then relished the light refreshment provided by school. The picnic was a wonderful opportunity for all the children to strengthen their bonds with their peers and teachers. It also motivated the students to take care of their environment and to maintain cleanliness around them. The children came back refreshed and rejuvenated.
LOIR BAKERY SCOTTSDALE PRE-PRIMARY 09.12.2022
A Virtual Excursion to Lior the baker(bakery) Scottsdale was scheduled for class Pre Primary on 09-12.2022. A short introduction was given by the class teacher about the bakery. Bakery video was shown to kids in which they experienced the baking of cookies and breads. Children were made familiar with the tools used like bakery brush, dough, rolling pin, mixing bowls etc. The new vocabulary words enhanced their language skills. It was delightful to see the process of making yummy breads, croissants, chocolate rolls and many more. After the excursion, the children relished their snacks. Overall it was a spectacular experience for kids.
VIRTUAL EXCURSION- VISIT TO NGO PRE-SCHOOL 22.11.2022
NGOs are the Non-Governmental Organizations that are involved or engaged in relief activities or promoting interest of the poor. The volunteers provide basic social services in advocating community development. A Bal Sabha on ‘A Visit To NGO’ was conducted virtually for students of Pre School on 22.11.22. Children were sensitized about being empathetic and compassionate towards the underprivileged. They were shown related videos of few active organizations (NGO) of our country and were motivated to show their concern for the needy by donating their old clothes/ books/ toys etc. to children deprived of these basic amenities.
K L BIRD PARK KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA 28-09-2022
A virtual trip to KL Bird Park Kuala Lumpur was planned on 28-09-2022.for the Pre-Primary children. The aim of this excursion was to let the children know about different birds. KL Bird Park is one of the largest in the world. It has various bird species flying freely and living together in harmony and balance. The students enjoyed the array of birds. They were flabbergasted to see Indian blue peacock, crowned pigeon, the largest pigeon species, yellow billed strokes, doves and free flying birds. Children enjoyed the view of a world full of spectacular birds.
ZOOLOGICAL PARK 26.09.22 PRE-SCHOOL
An excursion is a brief pleasure trip which not only develops child's confidence but also provides students with great opportunity to learn in an informal environment. To sensitize children about the importance of animals our toddlers were taken for a virtual trip to Zoological Park on 26-09-2022 as a part of educational trip. They were thrilled seeing the birds, wild animals, plants etc. This helped them greatly to develop their general awareness and observation regarding the animal world. The experience became memorable with a small snack party which they enjoyed with their peers. The main aim of organizing this virtual trip was to develop and enhance cognitive and aesthetic skills of the children.
NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL PARK 18.08.22 (PRE- PRIMARY)
Excursions are a keyway to develop a child's confidence as it helps to him to explore and begin to understand the real world. It provides students with great opportunity to learn in an informal environment. Keeping this in mind and to sensitize children about the importance of animals, our toddlers were taken for a virtual trip to Zoological Park on 18.08.2022. The aim of this excursion was to develop and enhance cognitive and aesthetic skills of the children. The students enjoyed the array of animals and birds, while relishing their snacks and sitting with their peers. It was an enthralling experience for them.
ANNUAL PICNIC TO RANGMANCH FARMS
Taylor Caldwell has commented as to how “Learning should be a joy and full of excitement. It is life’s greatest adventure; it is an illustrated excursion into the minds of the noble and the learned”.
The Primary Department, GR Campus organised an Annual Picnic to Rangmanch Farms on March 09, 2023. With a strength of 567 students, the place served as the ultimate retreat session wherein young learners experienced adventurous sports like zip-lining, trampoline, horse riding, air-cycling and DJ session.
The teacher-student bond was strengthened through active participation at multiple levels. Children of Class IV and V underwent through disciplinary sessions wherein each batch of 35-40 students were assigned a team leader. The leader took them through an array of learning experiences which resembled an army training session.
This Adventure in the month of March turned out to be a constructive yet fun learning experience for young learners.
A VISIT TO AMRIT UDYAN
In accordance with the circular shared by DOE, a visit to the Amrit Udyan (previously known as Mughal Garden) in the premises of the President’s Estate, was organised on 17 February 2023 by the school. 48 students from the Middle Department, 38 from class VI and 10 from class VII, witnessed the colourful glory of the flowers blossoming and adding pride to the Indian Presidential settlement spread across a vast land. They were escorted by Ms Sukriti Sehgal and Ms Shweta Shukla. The visit was highly appreciated by the students as they witnessed some of the rarest floral species delicately blooming in the garden under utmost care and supervision.
VIRTUAL VISIT TO THE NATIONAL WAR MEMORIAL
The Tour and Travel Committee of the Middle Department showed a documentary to the students. It highlighted the importance and significance of National War Memorial. It also made the students aware about the sacrifice made by our Indian soldiers so that we, the people of India can be at peace. The documentary beautifully explained the significance of Amar Jawan Jyoti installed to show respect and honour to the martyrs of Indian armed forces of Independent India. The flame of the jyoti refreshed the lost memories of soldiers who fought bravely for our country, India. It increased respect and inculcated the feeling of being brave and patriotic, the feeling of determination to work towards the betterment of the nation and to be able to stay loyal to one's country.
VISIT TO THE ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE, DELHI
The United Nation in India Alliance Francaise De Delhi, UNESCO India, the Embassy of Germany and Israel organized the Holocaust Commemoration Day from 30th to 31st January 2023. The theme of the Holocaust remembering them was “Home and belonging”. 15 students from the Middle Department were accompanied by Ms Sandhya Thapar and Mr Virender Sharma on 31 January 2023 for the same. The webinar was initiated with an introduction by a UNIC Public Information assistant followed by video of the UN Secretary General’s message on holocaust. In remembrance of holocaust, he made the audience aware of threats to freedom, dignity and humanity in our own time. During the webinar they made our students think and again rethink and revisit conversations at home, in schools and on social media and link them to propaganda spread by Hitler and his followers, his system and his machinery was a big tool that enabled the holocaust to happen. They sensitized the youth and teachers about the importance of educating the future generation to avoid future threats.
EXCURSION TO BBPS ACTIVITY CENTRE SOLAN
Our school has always encouraged its learners to accept different opportunities and make the most of them, and one such endeavour was initiated by motivating students to visit BBPS ACTIVITY CENTRE at Solan in different batches in the session. The Middle Department organised an excursion to the centre in two batches, numbered 63 & 64 with 38 girls and 39 girls with two
teacher escorts in each batch respectively along with a medical attendant. The excursion was planned from 24 November 2022 till 27 November 2022. The journey was filled with adventure
and ecstasy with fun, food and laughter. The children were acquainted with the significance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle through an array of activities like zipline, rock climbing, rope
climbing and the regular morning treks in the lap of nature. The learners learnt the spirit of working in a team and lead the groups with honour and dignity. They relieved their stress through dance and yoga on alternate days.
Teacher Incharges: Ms Anju Arora
Ms Sukriti Sehgal
Ms Shubhi Juneja
Ms Sonia Sharma
ARAVALLI BIODIVERSITY PARK
15 students from the Middle Department, Ganga Ram Campus visited The Aravalli Biodiversity Park on 28th October, 2022. The Aravalli Biodiversity Park (ABP) is developed on 699 acres of land located at northwest of Vasant Vihar. The prime objective of ABP is to bring back the lost biodiversity of Delhi Aravallis. The other objective of ABP is to promote nature education among students and create environment awareness. It was an enriching experience for the students.
Biologists from the Aravalli Biodiversity Park enlightened them about the various flora and fauna.
|No. Of Students
|May- June 2021
|MP & Rajasthan
|IV - V
|May- June 2021
|IV - V
|May- June 2021
|San Diego Zoo
|IV - V
|May- June 2021
|Deep Sea Diving
|IV - V
|May – June 2021
|Exploring Mars – The Red Planet
|IV - V
|The Alipore Zoo, Kolkata
|The Ajanta Caves
|IV (A – H)
|Temples of Mahabalipuram
|V (A -H)
|IV ( A- H)
|Exploring the Coral Reef
|V ( A-H)
|Exploring the Arctic
VIRTUAL TOUR TO THE FRENCH CITY OF LYON (19 NOVEMBER 2020, 2h30pm-3h30pm)
On 19 November 2020 from 2h30 to 3h30, a virtual tour was organized by Frehindi Pvt Ltd, Paris for Bal Bharati Public School, GRH Marg.
All the students of class IX and X were invited to the zoom link provided by the organizers. During the one-hour virtual tour, the students visited Lyon, an industrial French city to the south of France. This third largest city of France and the second most populated one was shown to our students with its detailed description.
During the virtual tour, the students were made to visit the administrative buildings of the city, the streets with all its Christmas decorations, supermarkets and bakeries. Students were given a glimpse of how the French live, their alimentation, etc.
Our students were also detailed about the general services that the French government is providing to combat the Covid 19 pandemic.
In the end, the question round was taken up wherein the students asked the organizers questions on the French city shown.
Link to the virtual tour: https://www.facebook.com/100001508612744/posts/3586656861394566/?d=n