Bengaluru also known as the Garden city of India is blessed with many sightseeing options, which include architectural marvels, historical significance, and spots of unparalleled natural beauty. Some of the main attractions are Vidhana Soudha, Bengaluru Palace, Cubbon Park, and Visvesvaraya Museum.

The students of Grade 2 as part of outbound learning at Ekya had an opportunity to visit some of the main attraction in Bangalore and compare the changes in them over the years. This field trip was planned for the students to get a better understanding of the Unit ‘past in the present’ in their social science curriculum. Our teachers shared the old pictures of Brigade road, Vidhana Soudha, and other attractions in Bengaluru with students and they observed what these places looked like in the past from old pictures. 

First, they visited The Bangalore Palace, an architectural beauty that speaks volumes on the history of the city. Its European architecture is a reminder of the colonial legacy of the town while its opulence also showcases the riches of the local kings. The Palace Grounds around it is a famed venue for international music concerts and is significant for Bangalore’s contemporary culture.

The students proceeded to Cubbon Park which is in the heart of the city. The park is one of the major attractions in the city. Cubbon Park stretches over a larger area which encompasses many government buildings like Vidhana Soudha, heritage centers and historical monuments.

Last but not least was the Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum. The children got immersed in Science and were engrossed with the contraptions of yesteryear like a Decca gramophone, a vintage microphone, and a steam engine. They even saw a replica of the Wright Brothers Flyer Kitty Hawk along with Flyer Simulator proving immersive and entertaining for the children.

To conclude, it was a fun learning experience for the children. They got to see how the city has changed, and by how much. They also realized how important these landmarks were in our city Bengaluru, and that we should preserve them. They learned that it was important to document information, which is the premise of social science.   

     

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