Field trips broaden students' perspective

Collector Jayashree Muralidharan explains the process of redressing grievances to students at the Tiruchi Collectorate on Monday. Photo: R.M. Rajarathinam  

Thanks to the field trips advocated for students by the school education department with the intention of enabling them to make the most of their time until they receive their text books, students of St. Annes Girls' Higher Secondary School could realise what ‘seeing is believing' means in the real sense of the term on Monday following their visits to the district collectorate and the district court.

About 60 students of standard VIII visited the district Collectorate and observed keenly how the mechanism of the public grievance redressal session conducted every Monday works.

They were exposed to the steps involved: writing of petitions, their computerisation, streamlining of the petitions to the relevant departments et al, for a logical conclusion.

Students relished the opportunity to interact with the Collector Jayashree Muralidharan who further elaborated on her responsibility to infuse vibrancy into the mechanism.

For once, the District Public Relations Officer K.Muthusami and Assistant Public Relations Officer A.Senthilanna donned the mantle of teachers, explaining to the students in batches how the grievances are attended to by senior officials like the District Revenue Officer, District Supply Officer, and District Disabled Welfare Officer.

A visit to the district court also expanded the students' realm of thinking.

The school education department had at the start of the academic year suggested that the students be taken on field trips to the Anna Science Planetarium, the government museum, and religious shrines and monuments of historical significance.

Teachers were at liberty to take the children to places they deem fit for a fruitful learning experience, Chief Educational Officer T.Mohana Kumar, said.

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