A field trip is one of the best tools that the teachers can use to provide every student with real-world experiences. When students leave the classroom, they see the connections between what is happening at school and in the ‘real-world’. They begin to see that what they learn within the walls of the classroom can help them solve the problems they see in the world around them and can have a direct impact on who they become as people. Students are able to access tools and environments that are not available at school.

Our communities are rich learning laboratories. Field trips make it possible to take students to see an underwater ecosystem at an aquarium, participate in citizen science in a river, use high powered microscopes, see and touch historical artifacts in person and present on a public stage among hundreds of other things. Each experience solidifies learning and supports important academic concepts. 

Every student comes to the classroom with a different world experience. We know that students who have been exposed to many different things do better in school. In order to be successful readers, students need to relate what they read to what they’ve experienced. To think broadly students, need to have a variety of experiences

 Field trips are important because students are able to engage with content in a variety of ways. Concepts are presented through all different media and different modalities, so students who struggle with traditional learning can feel smart and confident. They are able to access the content better when they can learn holistically. When they return to school, the trip that they took can serve as a touchpoint for an entire unit.

Here, in Stella Maris School Gading Serpong. Students are given the opportunity during this pandemic to visit places that can provide them with interesting learning, such as getting to know animals, learning technology, making crafts, learning collaborations, and so on. With the strict covid protocol, students are able to take part in every series of activities well and happily.

Field Trip of grade 1 to Jakarta Aquarium

Field Trip of grade 1 to Jakarta Aquarium

The purpose of the field trip is to enrich students’ experiences and broaden their knowledge of marine life and land animals.  It provides opportunities for students to observe and have experience in feeding animals, helping students to improve their social skills, such as working together as a group, behaving in public areas and adapting to new environments.  Moreover, it gives opportunities for students to browse exhibitions, see performances or participate in hands-on activities.


Field Trip of grade 2 to Kidzania

The aim of this field trip is to help students better understand certain topics they are studying in their classes, especially Entrepreneurship. Students observe and try role-playing activities and reinforce the values ​​of collaboration, excellence and respect.


Field Trip of grade 3 to Museum Layang-Layang

The benefit of conducting field trip to Museum Layang-Layang is to understand traditional toys or crafts.  Students explore more insight in Science, Mathematics, and the Arts. Students can carry out fun, exciting, and creative constructive learning activities. By having field trip to Museum Layang-Layang, students can implement the value of caring, independent and responsible.


Field trip of grade 4 to “Trans Studio Cibubur”.

Students get the experience and explore new places, feel enthusiastic about educational tours that can add to their knowledge and extraordinary experiences, through interesting, informative and educative edutainment programs. In this file trip, students can play and learn at the same time, because the theme of this activity is “Science and technology”.

The activities carried out by students in this activity are that they will visit the robotic zone, where they will get to know and interact directly with various existing robots; Gravity zone, students will better understand and feel zero gravity vehicles in the graviton area; Insect zone, students can see giant insect robots and learn about insects; Water zone, students will learn about how rain occurs, how long waste decomposes and several other interesting activities in this zone; Digital Aquarium in which the students will color fish and then display the results of the coloring in a digital aquarium. This activity is an important moment in learning; shared social experiences that lead the students to discover and explore new things in an authentic setting. Therefore, the activates performed are to expose students to new experiences and increase interest and engagement in science regardless of previous interest in a topic, produce affective gains such as feeling more positive about a topic. A memorable and useful experience long after the visit.

 “Character Day” of Grade 5 and “Character Camp” of Grade 6.

The field trips of grade 5 and 6 students that they carry out are in the form of character-building activities. For grade 5 the activity lasted for one full day, and grade 6 students stayed overnight. It is to nurture students to be more independent, responsible, caring and respect. The goal of the character day and character camp are to lead students to have a good impact on the surrounding environment, and also apply good character as a reflection of Stella Maris values where students are not only caregivers, but become students who have these values ​​and implement them in daily life basis.

It is a great joy that we feel because we can provide learning to students through this field trip method. Below are some photos of a series of field trip activities for the Primary unit, Stella Maris School Gading Serpong.


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