Historical day out for students!
"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." The 6th century BCE scholar Confucius makes a strong point regarding learning. True learning is only evident when experience produces an action. Schools nowadays try to incorporate all the possible learning by doing methodologies to enrich students with practical knowledge rather than regular bookish understanding.
To make history class more fun and engaging, Lords International School planned a history class outside the school premises. Visiting the Alwar museum to learn about various antiquities and dateless hunting weapons augmented children's interest in the stone age period. The long list of old human artefacts retrieved during archaeological digs included tools, pottery, metal objects, weapons, jewellery, books, instruments, figurines, coins, manuscripts etc.
After enjoying the sunshower and continuing the thrill/excitement, students went to the beautiful double-storeyed structure, considered a striking cenotaph with historical significance - Moosi Maharani Ki Chhatri. Vinay Singh built it in honour of Maharaja Bakhtawar Singh and his Queen Rani Moosi. The historical palace featuring notable architecture in the lap of lush green Aravallis offers a spectacular view. Students were not only amused, but the trip also allowed them to learn more about their city in an engaging way.