Do you know what an educational tour is? Luckily for schoolers, it’s a break from the monotony of classroom teaching. Let me give you a brief introduction about educational tours. The primary purpose of an educational tour is to educate students by providing them with a chance to learn from out-of-class experiences in an informal setting. Through this, they gain a new perspective of looking at things and applying it in their life. In addition to this, a school tour allows students to develop close bonds with teachers and classmates. Travel and education are two wonderful aspects that both blend well together.
Last year, TourGenie organized an amazing educational tour for class 10 students of Kyi-De-Khang Secondary School. The day trip was organised to familiarise students with paddy cultivation using traditional farming methods and get a hands-on experience of paddy sowing. This gave the students a chance to experience life in the field and sow paddy with their own hands.
The school buses started from Gangtok at around 7:30am and headed to Aho Village in Pakyong Tehsil, East Sikkim. On arrival, students and teachers were greeted by members of TourGenie and given a quick introduction. It was a very new kind of activity for the students and the students were very obliging.