Opening the door to the new world
Travelling is a part of education. An excursion is not just a pleasure trip; it enhances the knowledge of the students beyond the four walls of the classroom. To provide such an enriching experience, Circle of Ripples Adventure Tour have organise a trip from 30th June to 8th July, 2019 for the students of Changzhu Primary School, Samtse to Thimphu, capital of Bhutan. Initiated by Mr. Yeshi Dendup sponsored by MAD: Make A Difference Simply by Travelling and supported by three Rovers Scouts of Samtse College of Education.
Educational tours are part and parcel of the life of students. Students need rest and entertainment after working hard for many days. Excursions can provide them solace and help them form an escape route from the tedium of their nerve-wrecking hectic schedule of activities.
Their visit to Kuenselphodrang, Changangkha Lhakhang, Memorial Chorten and Zangdopelri were enjoyed by them hearing the early chirping of birds with beautiful sunrise and adopting a fruitful habit of reading. Students were mesmerised by the panoramic views of Thimphu valley.
Clean Bhutan’s Executive Director Mr Nedup Tshering shared the importance of keeping the country clean by recycling waste and turning waste into useable products. They were privileged to visit the national assembly hall. Mr. Tshering Phuntsho of class IV asked a question, "Why there are street lights in Thimphu city when there is no light in their place."
In the scorching heat of summers, when the continues stream of sweat drops roll down the temples, torturing the spirit, the students picked up their rucksacks to head towards Paro looking forward to soak themselves in the nectar of nature. They enriched their knowledge about sought geographical information. Apart from it, the activities like trekking and children park rejuvenated their frayed spirits. No mountain was too high to scale for these lovely students to visit Paro Taktshang, the Tiger Nest.
The program successfully ended upon reaching back to the school on 8th evening and its delight to see that parents of the respected students were surprise upon seeing the great changes in their child. This journey brought a vast difference in every individual's life which open a door to the world of positivism and opportunities.