School Picnic is one of the most awaited events in the school calendar. Most fond memories of student life are often centred around the school picnics they have enjoyed.
On Tuesday 24th November, Std V, VI and VII went to Mumbai on a day long picnic to visit CSMVS (formerly Prince of Wales Museum) and Nehru Planetarium. The journey that began at 5:30 am was indeed a memorable one. The beautiful early morning weather, relatively calm roads and wonderful landscape cast a charm on the picnic. The students were accompanied by their class teachers and PE teachers.
Both the places a veritable treasure trove, albeit from diverse fields, thrilled the students immensely. On the way the students saw famous landmarks such as Royal Asiatic Society, RBI HQ, CST, BMC HQ, Tarapore Aquarium, Haji Ali Dargah, Siddhivinayak Temple, Marine Drive etc.
At the museum the students visited the Gallery of Natural History where they heard a Conservationist speak about Taxidermy. Later they saw the artefacts pertaining to Indus Valley Civilization.
At the Nehru Planetarium the students heard a presentation about our Solar System prior to the show at the Sky Theatre. The show began from the time of Big Bang, explaining birth of galaxies, stars, different constellations, the planets of our solar system along with their satellites. The students were very excited to see giant stars coming towards them and then vanishing into space.
After watching the Planetarium show the students were taken around to see the permanent exposition of ‘Discovery of India’. It was a walk down the memory lane of Indian History.
The students thoroughly enjoyed an entire day spent in the company of their friends having Paneer Rolls for Breakfast and Veg Biryani for Lunch provided by the school. Before leaving for Pune students snacked on Vada Pav.