EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO SHILLONG
On 31st of January 2017, 27 Students of Class 8 D had gone for an Educational Trip to Shillong accompanied by their Class teacher Ms. Rimjhim Ghosh Pyne and History teacher Mr. Amalmani Sharma. It was a2 days trip comprising of a visit to the Don Bosco Museum Mawlai (Shillong) and a Workshop on Bamboo craft of Meghalaya.
As the Activity in Charge of the School Archives & Museology, Ms. Ghosh Pyne took this initiative to educate young minds about their rich cultural heritage. On the 1st of February 2017, the visit to the Don Bosco Museum was organized and the students were exposed to the colourful indigenous culture and heritage of North East India through the interactive activities and displays in the 17 galleries of the Museum. The Museum visit was a unique experience for them while they filled in questionnaires,asked questions and documented their experience in booklets and through photographs. They came back enriched with information about the Seven Sister states and One Brother state of North East India and also the neighbouring countries.
On the 2nd of February 2017, the Students went to a nearby village of Shillong where Bamboo Craft Workshop was held by a Master bamboo craftsman and his assistants. The Students had hands on experience in weaving bamboo objects in this workshop and learnt about this indigenous craft which is becoming extinct day by day. They also studied and observed a typical village life of Meghalaya which gave them a better understanding of the rural condition of North East India.
After returning to School, on the 3rdof February 2017, the Students made group presentations on their Museum visit and Bamboo Craft Workshop. These were done with charts, drawings and paper objects replicating the bamboo craft which they learnt and later displayed for the entire School to view.
Overall this trip was a fun learning experience for the Students and provided them with a good exposure about the Cultural Heritage of North East India.