A crew of 21 students of IES, Kuwait visited Paris, the city of lights on an educational trip to experience the cultural heritage, architectural symphony and the sophistication in art and literature of France. The group along with 2 members of the school’s staff set off to Paris on 22 March from Kuwait International Airport. The boundless excitement bought on by the insight provided by the variety of museums, theatres, monuments and architectural styles kept the party alive throughout their journey onboard. The party reached Paris on 23 March and the overwhelming beauty, the serene atmosphere and mesmerizing panorama welcomed the team to the land of art.
The educational tour began with a cruise in river Seine. The 60 minutes cruise with audio guides provided an insight into the glorious heritage of France. The SacréCœur Basilica, designed by Paul Abadie on Montmartre hills was the next cherished destination. The children were awestruck at the beautiful structures and stained glass works which carved indelible imprint in the hearts of all.
Centre Georges Pompidou, a place of verve and vitality was visited by the team. The lovers of fine arts among the Bhavanites were stupefied by the beauty and elegance of the paintings of Pablo Picasso, Chagall, Matisse, Kandinsky and other innumerable artist who lived among the arts for art's sake.
A visit to Notre dame Cathedral was really a feast to eyes, the coordination and combination of French gothic style of architecture satiated the inquisitiveness of everyone. Many of French masterpieces such as the Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe are iconic buildings, especially its internationally recognized symbol, the Eiffel Tower.
The Eiffel tower, the iconic symbol of French tradition attracted visitors with its grandeur in its posture, and the Bhavanites were elated at the sight of this master craft of monarchy. The panoramic view of the Paris city from the upper platform of the Eiffel tower pulsated the hearts of all with perfect bliss. The visit to royal chateau in Versailles stamped a royal mark of eternal pillars of arts and sculptures in the minds of the exhilarated sightseers of Bhavan family.
The invaluable treasures in the chateau were incredible and inimitable. Then, at Musee du Louvre, students explored the most superior and the most refined collection of drawings, paintings, sculptures and engravings in the museum. Musee du Louvre opened the door to an enchanted land of famous paintings and sculptures in front of the young seekers of knowledge.
Mona Lisa, the most famous painting of Leonardo da Vinci was the icing on the cake. A journey through the world of paintings and traditional arts gave way to leisure and merriment when the party reached Disneyland in Paris. A whole day was spent in jollity and adventure as the children explored discovery, Fantasy, Frontier and Adventure Lands in the park.
Bhavans once again proved that its multi-dimensional approach towards education sets it apart from the propagators of bookish-rote learning as Bhavans has always stood in the forefront of child-centered education. The very many educational tours, spur-of the moment assessments and its widely acclaimed Digital Campus are the testimony to its commitment to molding global citizens for tomorrow and not mere impartation of blind bookish facts.