A selected set of students from class VII and VIII of our school visited the Wablewadi Zila Parishad School.
Before modern times, educational institutes had a belief that studies is the most important thing. However now many schools like The Orchid School are progressive and believe that learning also composes of exposing students to the outside world. One such endeavor is showing students rural India.
The students of grades 7 and 8 have a chance to participate in the Wablewadi program. There is a parameter based selection and then 20 students get to go. This year the dates were the 23rd and 24th of August and it was only the first part of the program.
To give you a pictorial view of the school- It is a modern sized building with lots and lots of space for the children to roam free. The villagers have contributed land worth lakhs of rupees for building an incredible school . The school includes a tinkering lab in which different types of drones and 3D models are kept.
Not to forget the outstanding turf in which the students spent hours playing volleyball and the open gym in which they practiced all sorts of stunts and the beautiful classrooms which are made out of glass to keep the room well lit and airy.
Classes 1 to 9 had these classrooms whereas the nursery section had a simple classroom. There were an average of 40 students in one section.The classrooms closely resembled mini penthouses and while there were classes only from nursery to the ninth standard they were in the process of building more.
The dedication and interest the children had towards what they were learning was something worth noticing. The disciplined and kind students of the school and their polite gestures gave our students a royal feeling. Seeing a nursery filled with flowers commonly known as the poly house, learning the methods of combined harvester, walking through sugarcane fields, visiting a milk dairy was a treat to the eyes and ears.
The team learnt a dozen things that they could possibly never have imagined simply, about the milk that we drink everyday.The host family who prepared delicious , lip smacking food for them and the love, care and affection they showed towards the students was overwhelming.
TOS teachers expressed : "Their hospitality touched not only our hearts but left an everlasting impact on our minds. I can proudly state that during my stay selflessness was definitely something I learnt. "
Students also learnt to identify the crops, flowers, fruits and vegetables that were shown. The trip was enriching and provided an amazing experience as well as exposed our children to life through a different perspective