field trip – National Association for Blind and Discovery

The learners of grade V went on a field trip to the National Association for the Blind and Discovery of India exhibition at Worli, on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. The trip began with a lot of enthusiasm and vigour. At The National Association for Blind, one of the employees gave a short talk on Louis Braille – the creator of the Braille system of printing and writing for the blind. The learners were then taken to the braille printing press room where they saw how textbooks were printed in different languages for the blind. The learners found it fascinating to see the entire process live on the machinery and realised the amount of time and effort that goes into printing a single edition. The learners were then taken to the recording room, where they saw how audio books were recorded for visually impaired learners. All the learners were amazed and thought that the recording idea was just brilliant.

At the Nehru Centre (Discovery of India exhibition) the learners first saw a video about the diversity and depth of Indian culture. This helped them to appreciate our diverse culture and respect other religions too. They walked through the ‘Discovery of India’ exhibition, which consisted of 14 galleries depicting every aspect of artistic, intellectual and philosophical attainment of India through ages. The life history of Jawaharlal Nehru – his birth, education, return to India, participation in the freedom struggle, etc. was exhibited on one side. There were some unique photographs including one with George Bernard Shaw and Albert Einstein. The other side had India’s history right from the pre-historic era to the Mauryan, Mughal, Maratha Empire and ended with India’s Independence. The beautifully crafted 3-D images and scenes helped our children to better understand these important events in our History.

This field trip was an enjoyable and enriching experience for our Grade V learners.