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Excursion trip for Students - Guidelines, Timeline, Suggestive lists of places for the Excursion trip - Format of the plan & Budget

Excursion trip for students Guidelines, Schedule and Budget

                                        Excursion trip for students

Background:
A field trip or excursion trip for students is a journey by a group of students to a place away from their normal environment. Excursions are defined as educational experiences conducted during school hours to correlate with the regular classroom instructional program. It should be an integral part of classroom instruction. The experiences gained during excursion should give relevance and meaning to knowledge. The purpose of the trip is usually observation, non-experimental research or to provide students with experiences outside their everyday activities, such as going out and camping with teachers and their classmates. The aim of this research is to observe the subject in its natural environment. Excursion of students is a favourite past-time with Western Countries. Darwin is a living example of someone who has contributed to science through the use of field trips.


Objectives:
• To provide scope to the students to gather experiences by visiting the didactic places which are nearby (list enclosed).
• To learn through practical way and interacting with the resource persons & sharing with other students.
• To provide vocational guidance to students by way of exchanging experience and knowledge concerning new techniques and methods of work.
• To encourage the students of Class X for the year 2017-18 to show their abilities in all areas of learning in Curricular and Co-Curricular activities. 
Excursion within District/State:
Target: Total 178895 Students of class IX from 3196 schools will be covered under this
programme @ Rs. 200/- per student.
Criteria: - 60% of the students will be covered from class IX in each 3196 Schools, based on
the attendance ofthe students.
Timeline: The deadlines for different action to be taken are as follows:
S.no Activity Timeline
I Planning meeting of District level committee Before 15.11.2017
2 Submission of detailed plan and budget to district Educational officer Before 20.11.2017
3 Excursion trip On any holiday before 20th December 
Guidelines for organizing Excursion trip:
1. A one day excursion trip for the students of class IX will be organized.
2.A district level committee may be formed with the following members:
Chairman: DEO
Convener: MEO
Member: One head master/Headmistress of secondary school from each development mandaI ofthe district
3.A Committee may be formed at School Level under the chairmanship of Head Master with the following members. 
Social Studies Teacher 
Science Teacher 
Telugu Teacher
SMC Chairperson
4.RMSA, Andhra Pradesh has attached a suggestive list of places to be visited nearby places at annexure-I. Neighbouring District interesting & educative places too can be visited. Planning meeting at district level shall be conducted in the concerned district by respective MEa of the school. The DLC may select the places relevant to the students outside this list as well within fund availability for the district. While visiting the places please take the support of the District Level authority, if necessary.
Deputy commissioner office 
Superintendent of police office 
District library 
District cultural heritage, historical monument, museum,etc 
Other tourist place that can be beneficial for the students.
5.The interaction with Deputy Commissioner, Superintendent of police of the district during the visit must be ensured.
6.DLC to take step for exemption of ticket/entry pass at the parks, museum etc with the respective authorities for the excursion trip.
7.Take the undertaking from the parents for permitting their children to go for excursion mentioning all details of the tour schedule.
8.Make the tour arrangements with the safest mode of transport like to hire the RTC buses/Indian Railway Pass as per route convenience.
9.Precautions and Safety measures should be propagated to all the students during the excursion.
10.The necessary fund was already released to the SMDC concerned based on the number of Students. Hence, the expenditure shall be met from the released budget and report compliance of expenditure incurred District Wise to this office through the District Educational Officer & Ex-Officio Project Coordinator of RMSA. Available funds under any other source with SMDCs or through Donor / CSR support may be utilized in additional to allotted funds.
11. Two guide teachers from each school will accompany the group from each school. There must be compulsorily one lady guide teacher along with group, if the group has girl student.
12.To make the visit more informative and enjoyable there should be constant illustration and explanation about the places of visit to the students. This will enlighten the students about the concept and also add to their learning and knowledge.
13.Arrangement should ensure picking up of students from their respective schools
14.The arrangement for food will involve breakfast most preferably in the vehicle itself The arrangement of lunch should be done during the visit. It may be arranged in any hotel or eateries nearby the visiting sites but aspects of hygiene should be ensured.
15.Pure drinking water should be arranged during the visit.
16.Printing of banners should be done well in advance before the programme. The banner size will be (6'*4') and necessary format shall be sent by RMSA.
17.There should also be constant monitoring for the students to maintain discipline and decorum during the visit.
18.To ensure proper management of affairs, all the schools of district should be covered phase wise keeping fund availability and other arrangements in mind.
19.A team from MEO may visit the venue of the programme for monitoring.