“A Field Trip is what we are passionate about how experiential-learning programs strengthen education. We work hard to bring important lessons to life for students of all ages by way of field trips”.
In correlation to the above, Hongirana had organized a field trip to Kuvempu Prathistana at Kuppalli near Thirthahalli on 8th October 2017 to give a thorough knowledge of our National Poet K V Puttappa for class VIII. Also this educational field trip had a motto of highlighting how nature influences an individual’s life and to study about the importance of sources of history.
105 Students along with 6 escort teachers reached Kuppalli at 11am with great enthusiasm. First the students were taken to “Kavi Mane” which is a peaceful abode, a Museum and treasury of the great poet’s literary work and house hold articles. The house is preserved like a monument by Kuvempu Prathistana as it is an evidence of the simplicity of the great poet.
“Kavishaila” being one of the favourite spots of the poet is another significant place where he used to spend most of his time writing poetries, enjoying the beauty of Sahyadri Hills. Later, the students were taken to Hemangana, which is a centenary building constructed in the fond memory of Kuvempu. The students were shown the art gallery of Purna Chandra Tejasvi, the elder son of the National Poet. The students also enjoyed a Documentary movie picturised on the life History of Kuvempu.
Later they were taken to Sibbala Gudda which also was one of the favourite spot of the poet. This place inspired him in writing one of the famous poems related to the bird’s fly which he compared it to the signature of the god on nature. Here, students enjoyed feeding the fishes found in Tunga river.
End of day, the students were given an integrated project of Kannada, English, Science, Social and Maths related to this educational trip. The students observed the nature and available resources keenly and collected the information about the topic related to the integrated project. Totally, it was like all were in an entirely different world and different century where the utensils and household articles of the god gifted poet were made out of stone and wood. The wood carvings of the door and pillar of the house were amazing and students felt that it was a wonderful experience.