APV TRIP TO Chennai
In 2020, 360Plus under its R2U program hosted 22 students and teachers from APV School in Anjanisain, Uttarakhand for their annual school trip. The students went to Chennai with side trips to Pondicherry and Mahabalipuram.
The highlights of the trip were:
For 12 of the students and teachers it was the first flying experience
15 had not seen the ocean before
Visit to the TI Cycles factory in Ambattur, Chennai
Satya Special School in Pondicherry
Visit to heritage sites of Mahabalipuram
Visit to spiritual centre ‘Auroville’
A walk through Periyar Science and Technology Centre
Some learning centres like Crocodile bank & Museums
Learnings on the trip included:
The diverse culture and food of Chennai was a completely different experience for students and teachers. Taking a drive in the ocean was fun and full of learnings for students where the students realised the importance of fresh water after experiencing the salinity of ocean water. Students realised that every creature in the ecosystem is unique and plays a crucial role in keeping a balance in the ecosystem. Few students were astonished after learning about the research and development which takes place to manufacture a single unit of cycle. Through these trips the bond between teachers and students is also strengthened and a friendly relationship emerges between them.