“Learning is an experience. Everything else is just information.”- Albert Einstein
Prudence stands for experiential learning. To give them a real-life experience of travel and also to relate it with the theme ‘Travel’ for Grade II and ‘Vacations’ for Preparatory, an excursion was planned for the students. To build their understanding that there are different means of transport out of which, airplane is one of them, the students were taken to the Indian Air Force Museum, Palam, on Thursday, 21 February 2019. This excursion helped students to understand that there are different types of aircrafts.
All of us travel to nearby or far off places during vacation. Children shared their travel stories with teachers and peers.These experiences in turn helped them realize the actual need of a vehicle. They were able to classify the different modes of travel, i.e. land, water and air. They understood ‘Airplane’ as the mode of air transport that help us to travel far-off places. Air Force Museum exhibits a wide variety of Airplanes that were used earlier and also represent the modifications that have taken place till now.
Larger aircraft are exhibited outside the hangar. This outdoor gallery contains aircraft that also displays several war trophies, radar equipment and captured enemy vehicles. The students were also sensitized about the recent Pulwama attack by the terrorist and looking at the trophies and the captured enemy vehicles, the students reverberated the sounds of ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ there by giving a tribute to our martyrs.