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Field Trip For Children

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“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”

― Albert Einstein, from "Old Man's Advice to Youth: 'Never Lose a Holy Curiosity.'" LIFE Magazine (2 May 1955) p. 64”

School field trips can be excellent learning tools for children. Experiencing what they learn in classroom with real-world examples is not only fun for children but also educational. Learning excursions can help children understand and retain information in a much better way. Field trips can bolster students’ observation skills and also aid in enhancing their knowledge on specific subjects.

According to Americans for the Arts blog, , ‘Students might be good at reciting and remembering things but they often don’t make the connection unless they experience it first-hand. Field trips connect the dots for students by providing real experiences related to all content areas.’

Some exciting and enriching field trips for children can be excursions to science or history museums, cultural institutions, botanical gardens, college campuses, performing arts centres and agricultural farms. Depending on the school’s budget for field trips, teachers can organise different types of educational trips. Some ideas can be visiting nature reserves or rural areas, a day trip examining urban architecture scene or expeditions to learning centres that gel with their classroom curriculum. Visiting industrial parks or factories always gives students a first-hand experience on how things are made and can further intensify their curiosity about products and processes.

Field trips can definitely enhance the learning experience for children and can help them become successful individuals.

For more, you can read the articles in this ClipBook. 

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