Trips to historical places help children complement what is taught in the classroom. These places are a treasure trove of information and offer abundant opportunities for children to discover many interesting and curious things. These visits are a great way to get the children started with the habit of exploring and discovering.

Students of the Pre Primary went on an educational trip to the Qutub Minar on 8 February, 2018. The children were extremely excited about their excursion as they left from School, accompanied by their class teachers.

Leaving their bags in the buses, the children got into line to enter the complex, eager as they were to see the red sandstone and marble edifice.

Before leaving for this UNESCO World Heritage Site, a powerpoint presentation was shown to the children to introduce them to the monument. The height of the minar, the material used to build it, when it was built, who built it, etc were some of the details shared with the children.

Our guides told told the children that the place is a world heritage site and that it used to be 7 storeys tall and now it is 5 and contains a spiral staircase of 379 steps. The teachers were happy to see the children relating the pictures they had seen in the PPT to the spectacle before them.

We could see the camaraderie amongst the children as the groups helped each other and shared the information they had gathered. A long walk inside the minar seemed a beautiful journey. The children not only saw the 72.5 m tall monument but were also guided to observe the beautiful architecture, the Quwwat-Ul-Islam Mosque, the Ala-i – Darwaza, Alai Minar and the lush layout.

On our return to School, the children drew pictures of the monument and also crafted clay models. The class teachers conducted a recap quiz in the class where the children actively took part, promptly answering all the questions.

Ms. Agrima Sardana.