VISITS & EXCURSIONS 2016-17

Picnic at 'The Grand Mahi Resort

A picni was organised for students of classes VII and VII to "The Grand Mahi Resort", Baroda on September 24, 2016. Twelve teachers accompanied 147 student to the resort. The journey began early in the morning at 6:30 a.m. and it took almost two and a half hours to reach the place.The people incharges of the resort had already planned a lot of activities for the students. So assoon as they reached there, they were divided into four groups as per their houses and were engaged with interesting activites. The most fascinating part of the day was zip line. The serenity and greenery of the place was captivating. The day concluded with another tentalizing activity that was 'Rain and Foam Dance'. Overall it was a fun filled day. Children enjoyed thoroughly and went home with alluring memories.

Picnic for class III (Ice Berg Snow World)

Children of class-II had great fun on October 20, 2016 at Ice Berg Snow World. All the children were excited to enjoy the snow world at -5 ° temperature. They played with the penguins, snowman, floyd frozen and many more things. They also enjoyed the Activity area, Snow house, Snow slides, Igloos, etc. and above all the snacks i.e. Pav Bhaji too. Children made snowman on their own and had lots of fun throwing snowball on each other. Overall it was a funfilled day for children.

Trip to the Pleasure Park (Primary)

A trip to the 'Pleasure Park' was organised for the primary section on 06-10-16. Children were very enthusiastic about the trip. It was a memorable experience for them as they enjoyed various rides such as the train and camel cart. A magic show was also organized for them which left them completely amazed. Children enjoyed wachting the interesting tricks shown by the magician. They also enjoyed dancing to the tunes of their favourite songs in the disco.
Children were also taken to the Center for Environmental Education (CEE) where they were shown how different things are made from clay. Children were also given an opportunity to mould clay. Each one of them carried their own diya's at home. They were also taken for a nature walk, where they saw different plants. They were also given information about different animals. Children enjoyed very much as they got an opportunity to be close to nature. Children were very curious to know about nature. Their questions were suitably answered by the guide who accompanied them. Overall the trip was a memorable experience for the children.

Visit to Police Station

During the womens week, the students of Hillwoods School visited the near-by Police Station. Girls of Class X to XII visited police station and had first hand experience of its functioning. The children were taught about the justice system.The students spent time in the police station closest to their school to learn about its functioning as well as clarify pertinent questions that htye always had. The students interacted with the various police officers, who gave them insights on the way a FIR is taken and how the cases are investigated. The students were taken to the police station office where the FIR's are held, the investigation room and the holding cell for both male and female. The students asked various questions to which the officers answered very patiently giving them a proper knowlodge about what to do and how to act in different and complex situations. The students also met head officer Ms. Nimi who provided great and important information about the various helpline numbers such as 1098 (for kids), 100, 091 etc and the varous schemes and programs started by the government of india for the citizens.She told the students about the harmful effects of overusing Social Networking Sites, and elaborated about the problem of suicide cases in young generation. it was a great learning experience for all.

Pre-primary Visit to D-Mart

Our tiny tots went out to have a shopping experience at D-Mart. They were taken to all the sections and the teachers explained about different items stocked there. As the children are currently learning about Fruits & Vegetables, they were also taken to the Grocery section. Each fruits and vegetables were showed to students and explained its nutritional importance for out health. Children bought fruitss & vegetables, so that they learn how to buy thing. And they proudly carried their purchases at home.

Visit to Science City for Mercury Transit

Science and astronomy club were fortunate enough to observe and explore and be a part of the unique science discovery programme on Monday, 2016 May 09, when Mercury and Sun had transit for the first time since 2006. Children left for science city at 2:30pm. Seating arrangement was made in the amphitheatre for everyone. Local media had also gathered to see and capture this rare phenomena. Children were interviewed by CNBC,IBN7 and ETV9. Teachers were also interviewed to share their views on the same. A panel of scientists were also invited for interaction with children and everyone else gathered there. Panel included-professor J J Raval, Prof Ashok, Dr Piyush Dave,Prof C N Nagarani,Mr Dhananjay Dwivedi(science and technology director). Children asked many questions like:

  • If the sun's temperature is so high, why we don't get burnt?
  • According to string theory their are 11 dimensions, why do we not see those dimensions?
  • What is this mercury transit?
The transit or passage of a planet across the face of the Sun is a relatively rare occurrence. As seen from Earth, only transits of Mercury and Venus are possible. There are approximately 13 transits of Mercury each century. In comparison, transits of Venus occur in pairs with more than a century separating each pair. The principal events occurring during a transit are conveniently characterized by contacts, analogous to the contacts of an annular solar eclipse. The transit begins with contact I, which is the instant when the planet's disk is externally tangent to the Sun. Shortly after contact I, the planet can be seen as a small notch along the solar limb. The entire disk of the planet is first seen at contact II when the planet is internally tangent to the Sun. During the next several hours, the silhouetted planet slowly traverses the brilliant solar disk. At contact III, the planet reaches the opposite limb and once again is internally tangent to the Sun. Finally, the transit ends at contact IV when the planet's limb is externally tangent to the Sun. Contacts I and II define the phase called ingress while contacts III and IV are known as egress. Position angles for Mercury at each contact are measured counterclockwise from the north point on the Sun's disk. We left science city with our enthusiasts for school by 6:20. Children were more than excited to be a part of this great event.

Visit to Multiplex for Movie Show: Jungle Book

The students of Class III, IV and V were taken to watch a movie : "Jungle Book" on April 27, 2016. The movie was about an adventurous boy, who is Jungle's adopted child. The boy is brought up in the jungle by the animals and he shares a wonderful relation with all of them and never harmed anyone. The children learnt the following virtues through the movie:

  • Importance of Family
  • Unity
  • Friendship
  • Laws of Jungle
  • Effort for survival
  • Conservation of environment

Visit to Fire Station

"Fire fighters holds a powerful mystique for many". The students of class 6 to 8 of hillwoods schools went on a visit organised by the Disaster Management Club to the Gujarat Fire and Emergency Services (GFES) on April 16, 2016.The Guide, Kr. Richard Christy, an employee of the GEFS, gave the students a detailed tour of the campus. While touring the fire station, children learnt about the different types of truck fire fighters, including pumper trucks and ladder trucks. A fire fighter explained how the tools that are stored on different trucks are used in fighting fires. Children also got to see the special clothes which fire fighters wear, including their heavy jackets, helmets and boots.
Some fire stations have a pole that enables firefighters to hurry from an upper level to the ground floor when an emergency arises. Children were allowed to try out the pole taking into consideration the safety measures. Children were also allowed to try spraying water with a fire hose as a fire fighter helps.
Children saw different vehicles and mechanisms, the fire fighters use at their job. They saw a modified bike called "Fire Bullet". It had a loud speaker and siren to alert people about potential dangers. Children also saw "Fire Jeep" and "Fire Rescue Tender" that can be used to rescue people not only from fire accidents but also other types of calamities.All in all it was a very informative and fun trip for students.

Visit to ISRO

On April 16. 2016, 86 students of hillwoods school and 7 staff emembers visited ISRO as a part of study tour and club activity. On reaching ISRO, the students were taken to a central building. In this place a video was shown called "Gateway to Space", related to the the history of ISRO and the current facilities available. In the video, the various facilities at SDSC were listed and their functions explained in brief. After the video, questions were fielded to the officials by our students and they were answered with ease.

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