Learning outside the classroom can help make many school subjects alive as
they focus on real results and consequences. Quality learning experiences in ‘real’ situations have the capacity to raise achievement across a range of subjects and to develop better personal and social skills. “Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach of us more than we can ever learn from books.” – John Lubbock.
Most of us are aware of the concept of Week Without Walls or WWW. In this
one week, each student from nursery to 10th grade experiences a new setup of learning; their daily environment changes and they are exposed to something more lively. The younger students visit various places based on their interest. It also helps them develop various skills like teamwork, cooperation,independence and improves their basic knowledge about various subjects better than books ever could.
For the higher grade students, this week is more like a stress buster, a way to
leave behind all the books, all the assignments,etc. An experience to live life without their parents and to coordinate with their peers.
Benefits of learning outdoors:
WWW is not only for the students, it is also a program for our teachers. It is a
new environment for the teachers as they teach in an un-identical manner. They bond with the students in an implausible manner.
“To develop a complete mind, study the science of art; study the art of science. Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else” – Leonardo da Vinci. This is exactly what Week Without Walls teaches every student.