Field trips are recognized as important moments in learning; a shared social experience that provides the opportunity for students to encounter and explore novel things. Being the unit of inquiry ‘community helpers’ the PP1 Geckos are learning about community and about the people doing different kinds of work in the community. As a part of our unit of inquiry, this month the geckos were taken to the local community where they got a chance to observe the market street, schools and residential buildings neighboring The Gaudium school. Children had fun watching the shopkeepers sell their goods and food items and they also interacted with the local vendors and tried to understand their roles, responsibilities and their importance in the society. They asked questions about the kind of products they sell, who their customers are, how they are contributing to the well-being of the community.
This gave the learners an opportunity to explore the local community and find out how the different places like schools, shops and hotels are serving the community. As an assessment of their learning in the field trip, the children were given a task to illustrate and explain their understanding of the community they visited and the people they saw and met.
Facilitators: Home Room Teachers