Guidelines for School Children Field Visits Rc 270

Re. No. 270/A&I/2017 Dated: 28-10-2017 Guidelines for School Children Field Visits Rc 270. Guidelines issued for safety and security to the Students while conducting field visits from the schools.Conduct of Field visits -Inculcate awareness among students about India's rich cultural heritage and its vibrant diversity - Certain Guidelines for Field visits to the students in addition to the guidelines issued from the 0/o. Director, RMSA - Issued. These field visits create awareness children. Guidelines for Safety and Security of Students during Field visits.

Guidelines for School Children Field Visits Rc 270

  • Sub:- School Education Department - Conduct of Field visits -Inculcate awareness among students about India's rich cultural heritage and its vibrant diversity - Certain Guidelines for Field visits to the students in addition to the guidelines issued from the 0/o. Director, RMSA - Issued.- Reg. 
Read:-
  • 1. Proc. Rc. No. 1250/AWP&B/RMSA/2017, dated: 19-9-2016 of the Director, RMSA, 0/o. CSE, A.P., Amaravati 
  • 2. This office proc. Rc. No. 391/CSE/DE/School Nursery/2015, dated: 24-6-2017 
  • 3. This office Proc. Rc. No. 375/DSE/DC/Vanam Manam/2016, dated: 13-7-2016 
  • 4. This office Proc. Rc. No. 375/DSE/DC/Vanam Manam/2016, dated: 18-7-2016 
  • 5. This office Proc. Rc. No. 375/DSE/DC/Vanam Manam/2016, dated: 7-8-2016
  • 6. Govt. Memo No 586494/Genl/2017, dated: 7-6-2016 along with Lr No. D.O. No. 11-29/2015-Sch-5, dated: 2-5-2017 of the Joint Secretary (SE-I), MHRD, Dept. of S.E. & L, Govt. of India, New Delhi 
  1. The attention of the Regional Joint Directors of School Education and District Educational Officers in the State is invited to the references 1st to 5th read above, wherein necessary instructions have been issued to them for conduct the programmes ie., conduct Filed visits to students, Raising of School Nurseries and Plantation in the School Premises and Bio-fencing, Vanam Manam - Prakruthi Pilusthondi etc., in the Schools. 
  2. Further they are informed that, the Dept. of School Education & Literacy, MHRD, GOI, New Delhi has recommended the desirability of having a practice which ensures exposure of all school students to local environment including culture, economy, flora, fauna etc. 
  3. They are therefore requested to introduce the activity of filed visits of students in schools in their District / Organisation to expose them to the following activities, which will inculcate awareness among students about India's rich cultural heritage and its vibrant diversity. Also, they can learn about the local culture, economy, history and natural environment, details of which are not normally available in schools textbooks: 
i. Visit to local environment including culture, economy, flora, fauna etc.,
ii. include visits to local places of historical importance, interaction with and visiting prominent local artists,
iii. visit to studying the local markets in different seasons, studying the supply chains of various products for industry,
iv. Visit to natural parks, zoological parks etc.

Guidelines for Safety and Security of Students during Field visits

The following guidelines are also hereby issued for safety and security to the Students while conducting field visits from the schools:
  • 1. 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. 
  • 2. The places of visit should be related the syllabus and promote learning. 
  • 3. Arrangements for proper transport should be ensured and for provision of hygienic food and drinking water should be provided. 
  • 4. A First Aid kit should bring with the students, while organising the field visits. 
  • 5. For every 20 students one escort teacher should be allotted. There should be at least one female teacher, if girls are participatory in the trip. 
  • 6. All safety rules should be explained to the students before starting the trip. 
  • 7. Students should be enlightened about the information and material to be gathered from the place of visit. 
  • 8. All precautionary measures should be taken in anticipating the problems, which will arise during the trip. 
  • 9. Students should be grouped @ 6 - 8 in one group so that monitoring, gathering of students, giving directions etc, will be easier for the organisers. 
  • 10. Organisers should get clear route map of visiting places and copies should be given to escorting teachers, leaders of the groups etc., 
  • 11. The mobile phone numbers of the Headmaster, Escort Teachers should be given to leaders of the groups. 
  • 12. Obtaining permission from the authorities of the visiting places should ensure. 
  • 13. The filed visit programme should be informed to the Superintendent of Police and proper permission should be taken. 
  • 14. Obtaining exemptions of tickets / entry pass at the places of visits should be ensured, if necessary. 
  • 15. After return to the school point, a document is to be developed on the field and preserved in the school library / school for future guidance of the upcoming students. 
  • All Regional Joint Directors of School Education and District Educational Officers in the State are requested to follow the above instructions while conducting the field visits to the students in the Schools without fail.

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