“Just education is not enough, children must have sunshine, freedom and playtime”
Our tiny toddlers spend most of the day in the classroom, doing joyful things to learn. They are cute little angels and they need more fun. We organized a day trip to the amusement park ‘Amazon World’ at Alappuzha. Our KG students needed fresh and exciting moments to experience a joyous learning of the things around. They probably might have not realized what a fun it was going to be. As we headed towards the park in school bus in the morning, bus echoed with the renditions of poems and songs accompanied with dances and gestures.
On arrival at the venue, welcome drinks were served to the children. Organizers and attendants of the park usher our tiny tot’s team to the play area. The ambience took them with surprise, and beholding the stuff around that lured them to dive into joy and pleasure, children embarked on carousel ride followed by journeying around the park on a train to explore nature. They chirped and giggled as they went around riding bouncy inflatable slides, swings and spring animals. Delicious chicken biryani waited for us in lunch once children felt exhausted. And ice cream that followed topped the dining experience that exhibited on their faces.
Soon, children found themselves mesmerized by ‘magic show’ which brought them to laughter and thinking. After the show children had fun in rain dance and boating which were children’s favorites and they enjoyed to the fullest. The day ended up with the amazing visit to the beach, to smell the sea, feel the sky and to dance with the waves. The students in their lifetime first watched and experienced the beautiful sea. Finally, it was evening and time to go and we left the park by 5:00 pm and all the students expressed a desire to revisit the place again. It was altogether an unforgettable experience for students as well as teachers. It strengthened the bond between the teachers and the students.
By: Jinu Shery, Vidya P, Sreenanda Suraj