DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL JAMMU STUDENTS INTERACTED WITH THE FACULTY OF MIT AND HARVARD UNIVERSITY (USA)
Educational trips took a new twist for students of Delhi Public School JAMMU that recently organized a trip for 30 students accompanied by Ms. Ruchi Chabra and Ms. Meenu Gupta headmistresses of school, to Orlando, Florida, Niagra, Boston and New York, to attend a training program at the Kennedy Space Center of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA. As opposed to the typical trips where there's very little learning and more amusement, these students got a chance to design and learn how to launch their own satellite at the NASA Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, USA. "We have been planning for a while that students should get a chance to not just have fun but also explore innovative prospects during educational trips. Since a lot of students were attracted to space and astronauts, we chose the NASA Kennedy Space Centre for the purpose," said Mr. S S Sodhi Director DPS Jammu. “We also want our students to get international exposure, which will help them in the future,” he added. Children nowadays are exploring new career avenues and the Nasa trip will help them realise their dreams. The importance of providing the students with practical experience rather than theoretical one is increasingly being understood. Travel and exposure to other cultures was another important purpose of this educational trip. The itinerary of the trip was so designed to ensure that this would be a valuable experience for all the DPS Jammu students attending this tour. “The whole idea behind the trip was to provide enduring education to students. I am confident that such experiences live on in students' minds long after they have received their degrees and certificates", said Ms. Meenu Gupta who accompanied the students as Group Incharge. The entire experience was a once in a lifetime opportunity for all the students who got a chance to learn the intricate science of Robotics and experiment with robotics motion, touch & light sensor. During the 14 day long trip students visited NASA centre and were given a number of challenges including exploring the launching - landing facilities for space shuttles, shuttle manufacturing sites, making robots riding on a shuttle launch simulator, space technology, micro gravity and learning about various other aspects of NASA’s space program. The students also had the privilege of interacting with the astronauts of NASA. They had a special interaction session with Jon A. Mc Bride STS 41G.
Students had hands on experience at MIT and HARVARD in Boston. During their visit to Boston the students visited prestigious universities - Harvard and MIT and interacted with the Harvard and MIT University panels. They attended the campus tours led by MIT and Harvard students that covered some of the most popular areas of the campus including the Student Center, the Zesiger Athletic Center, Kresge Auditorium, the MIT Chapel, the Infinite Corridor, and the Stata Center. The campus tour enriched students by, providing a history of the university, general information, and a unique view on the student’s individual experience!
The opportunity of attending Broadway Workshop at New York has given young students of all skill levels the opportunity to explore their creativity through acting, singing and dance. Students got a chance to interact and get trained by working professionals from Broadway stars.
The tour helped students not only learn and experience various aspects of the theatre through broadway but they also gained skills in the areas of communication, self confidence, and teamwork in a supportive, positive and most of all fun environment!
This trip was mix of activities, fun and education for students. This educational tour also included visits to places like the Disney World and Universal Studios in Orlando, Niagara Falls in Buffalo, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Madam Tussaud´s, Times Square in New York and World Trade Centre. "Every spot our students visited has a history behind it, and children got to learn a lot," said. Ms. Ruchi Chabra.
The management of Delhi Public School Jammu Sh. M K Ajatshatru Singh Ji, President Rajput Charitable Trust J&K and Member Legislative Council, Kunwarani Ritu Singh Ji, Hon’ble Pre-Vice Chairperson Delhi Public School Jammu, Sh. S. S. Sodhi Ji, Hon’ble Director Delhi Public School Jammu and Dr. (Mrs.) D. Joseph Addl. Director / Principal of the school thanked the Hon’ble Vice Chancellors and other authorities of MIT and Harvard Universities, USA for extending full cooperation to the staff and students of this school and making the Educational tour a great success. They also congratulated the students for having unique experience which will be long lasting and carried on by the students throughout their career.
The Management also advised the school authorities to organize such world tours in future also so that the students get unique broader exposure at International level which will help them to get admissions in USA, UK or any other reputed international universities of their choice.