ADVENTURE CAMP 2015 (PART-2)




JODHAMAL STUDENTS AT SINGAPORE-EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

Eighteen students of Jodhamal Public School along with their Vice Principal Mrs. Monika Sethi and Teacher Escort Mr. Narinder Singh visited Singapore for an educational tour and excursion as the part of their experiential learning curriculum. The students and staff visited almost all the tourist destinations of Singapore. Such outings to the rest of the world open and widen the horizons of children’s perception of the world on one hand and give them a view of the diverse culture on the other hand. Singapore is celebrating its 50 years of Independence this year and the whole country is in a festive mood. The buildings, market places, tourist spots have been spruced up to be able to let people from all over the world be a part of the festivities. In 50 years, this country has shown immense development with superb infrastructure, excellent tourist destinations, has the world’s most techno savvy airport, excellent education standards and has become one of the cleanest countries of the world, worth visiting.
The students visit started with the Night Safari which showcased a travel through the natural habitat of animals set in a humid tropical forest open only at night. It was an excellent experience as it was also accompanied with cultural performances, tribal dances and fire demonstrations. The Sentosa Island tour was another marvelous attraction wherein the students reached the mainland by a cable car ride. They were mesmerized by the visit to the underwater world, the magnificient display by the dolphins at the Dolphin Lagoon, the wings of time display, the Skyline luge and Skyride, visit to the Santosa Merlion, the Palawan Beach and much more.
The Science Centre was an amazing experience for all the students where they learnt many aspects of science through practical experiences. The Gardens by the bay-an initiative of the Singapore government to transform Singapore from a ‘Garden City’ to a ‘City in a Garden’ left everyone spell bound.
During the tour, the students also got the opportunity to see beautiful landmarks and amazing infrastructure of Singapore. The Esplanade, Suntec City, Fountain of Wall, Marina Bay Sands, Little India, China Town, Mariamma Temple, Singapore Flyer and Orchard Road were some the places visited and were a treat to watch.
The Vice Principal Mrs. Monika Sethi said that this kind of experiential learning makes a child remember things in the mind and cherish it for a long time. Such visits develop confidence in a child and prepares them to face unknown challenges.  

JODHAMAL STUDENTS TAKE PART IN EXCHANGE PROGRAMME AT UDAIPUR

Six students along with two teachers  returned after taking part in a seven days students exchange program at  MAHARANA MEWAR PUBLIC SCHOOL , UDAIPUR.
The exchange program was aimed at developing better understanding of similarities and differences between the two ancient cultural cities as well as to exchange the educational ideas  between the two institutions. 
The students got the privilege to meet the 76th custodian of Mewar - Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar . The students were honoured to meet his highness who interacted with the students , blessed them and presented gifts to the students.
As a part of the programme the students took part in many of the activities conducted in Maharana Mewar Public School such as pottery , painting , tie and dye , music etc. Jodhamal students also learnt Rajasthani folk dance and songs. They presented Dogri folk song and kashmiri song in the special assembly conducted by MMPS students  which was appreciated by one and all.
The students also played a friendly cricket and volleyball match with MMPS students which encouraged sportsmanship among the students. The interaction between the students of the two schools resulted in making stronger bonds between the two schools. The students of JMPS and MMPs together presented a dogri song.The students were also taken to various historical places which include Haldighati ,City palace , Shikarbadi , Moti magri , Sahelion ki Bari, Fateh Sagar Lake, Lake Pichola , Jagmandir and Eklingji Mandir .The students were mesmerized to see the beauty  of these places.  The students in the various museum visits  were briefed about the life and times  of Maharana Pratap, Rana Kumbha , Meerabai, Padmini  and the tales of valour of the house of mewar .
The princely and cordial  hospitality provided by Maharana Mewar Public School  made the students feel at ease and at home.
The staff and students of Jodhamal  public school thanked the tireless efforts of  GM administration Col Ajit Singh Rathore, staff of Maharana Mewar Trust , Principal   Mr. Sanjay Dutta , the vice Principal  Ms Manju Chouhan  and the staff of Maharana Mewar Public School  in making  the exchange program a successful one.

 

JODHAMAL SCHOOL CONDUCTED EDUCATIONAL TOUR TO UAE

Seventeen Jampians along with their CCA Coordinator Mrs Nandani Bakshi, visited UAE on a  weeklong educational tour and excursion.  Principal, Mr Trilok Singh Bist also pitched in, to ensure the tour to be a fruitful one.

Students and staff visited almost all tourist destinations of Dubai.  Such outings to the rest of the world really widens the horizons of children’s perception of the world on the one hand and the exposure to diverse culture on the other.

All the students and staff had appreciated all the arrangements made by the school management. Dubai had been the cleanest country, the students had ever seen. The students who were a part of this Dubai Trip had been Naman Chandhoke, Ashmita Sahni, Arya Abrol, Saiyam Suri, Abhaas Verma, Kshitij Sethi, Gursimar Singh, Aadarsh Manhas, Aakarsh Manhas, Dapinder Singh, Stuti Kuthiala, Sayam Gupta, Hasit Singh Sachdeva, Sabi Singh Suden, Maulik Jain, Navisha Gupta & Mehul Yadav.

Principal Mr Trilok Singh Bist met the Administrator of Springdale School, Dubai and had good exchange of ideas as to how individual attention can improve the caliber of the students.  He also had discussion with Mr Maneesh Mangal of Al Noor International School Bahrain for an exchange programme. The artificial Island, the Palm Beach Island, which was created within 2004 to 2011, was again an experience of its own kind for the staff and students.
Dhow Cruise was another excellent experience wherein a cultural exchange took place between our students and the Crew Members.  We were told that Dubai Creek is 14.2 Km long water body which separates old Dubai from Bur Dubai, and in the olden days this water way was the only means of transport to and from Dubai to the rest of the World.  All those boats are new converted into Cruise and are used for earning foreign currency by way of Dhow Cruise.

The delicious dinner at Dhow Cruise with the Arabian Dance mesmerized each one on the Cruise. At the Aqua venture, kids took rides which were very much exciting and had made even the staff relive their childhood days. The ultimate was the Desert Safari and the Quart Bikes and the Buggies drive and proved to be a lifetime experience.  The Tanoura Dance and the Belly Dance at the Desert Safari Camp site with the Barbeque mesmerized each one and all came back with a lot of learning and experience.

Dubai is the most modern and progressive Country.  Freed on 2nd Dec 1971, Dubai picked up its pace in 1997 and within 15 years, it has established itself a desert city with superb infrastructure, offering every pleasure including rare sites and a wonderful atmosphere all around. Jodhamal got the rarest opportunity of being on the tallest building of the world Burj Khalifa at its 123rd floor and enjoying the world from its viewing gallery.   It was an awesome experience for all. 

This year due to deadline many more who wanted to be a part could not make it up but in the future moré of such International Trips will help children learn through personal experience since today just the unilateral approach of academic excellence cannot make these students successful rather a holistic approach is needed for them to be successful in all walks of life in the future. Ms Nandani Bakshi said that this kind of experiential learning makes the child remember things in their mind and cherish it lifelong.

During this tour, the students  got the opportunity to see the beautiful landmarks, amazing architecture of Deira Tower, Burj Khalifa,  Aqua Venture, Jumeirah Public Beach, Jumeirah Mosque, underground Dubai Museum housed in Al-Afridi-Fort, Textile Markets, dazzling gold jewellery of Gold Souq, Dhow Cruise, Desert Safari and the other major attractions of Dubai City. 

 

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JODHAMAL KIDS VISITED AIR FORCE STATION

Dated: 25th Sept., 2013:- At Jodhamal Public School education is not restricted just to the four walls of a class room and hence In the pursuit for excellence and making the children learn through personal experience, Jodhamal organized educational tours for the students to the Air Force Station, Botanical Garden, Jammu University, Aquarium, Bagh-e-Bahu and to many other places.

Around 200 students of Jodhamal Public School visited Air Force Station as part of an educational cum motivational visit. As part of the visit, the school children visited various defence establishments of the Air Force. During their visit, they got a chance to see and experience the various types of equipments including tanks and helicopters. The students were wonder-struck at the inspiring visit inside the MI-17 helicopter and were given a detailed briefing by their offices. The children were thrilled beyond words at having seen a helicopter from inside. The students were extremely keen to learn and absorb all they could, and asked interesting questions. They also had a glance and were detailed about planes operated with remote control. The students stated that they were thrilled at the wonderful and inspiring visit to the Air Force Stations and were highly motivated to strive for and join the armed forces for an adventurous career in the service of the nature.

Further in our Endeavour to make learning an experimental one we organized the visits of the little ones of class 1st and 2nd to Aquarium. Super market and Departmental store as well and class 4th and 5th had an opportunity to visit the botanical garden at the Jammu University where the bookish information was transported to the 400 students of Jodhamal in a phased manner for a life time.

Principal Jodhamal Trilok Singh Bist appreciated the efforts of Co-ordinator Ms. Ranju and Ms. Johri for organizing these educational trips smoothly and efficiently.