Field Trip: Getting to Know our City

The pupils of Year 1 went on an exploratory city sightseeing trip, which we named ‘Hop on-hop off’. We began our expedition from St. Patrick’s Church. Moving on to Saddar, we visited places such as, the famous, historical Empress Market and Bohri Bazaar. On I.I. Chundrigar Road, Karachi’s financial hub, we saw the tallest building, the MCB Tower. We also stopped at the KPT flyover to have a close look at the port.

On our way, we saw government buildings such as the Supreme Court, the High Court, our National Museum and Frere Hall. Our final stop was the Quaid-e-Azam’s Mausoleum. We could see the glowing tomb from miles away; at the tomb we recited Fatiha.

The pupils were delighted to note that the place was so well maintained, beautiful and unpolluted. We also saw the graves of other important personalities like Fatima Jinnah, the first Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan and Begum Ra’ana Liaquat Ali Khan. Then we moved on to the Quaid-e-Azam’s Museum where we saw a variety of Jinnah’s personal belongings.

Through this ride our pupils were astonished to observe many distinctive and historical places, which they were completely unaware of. There were two stops where we actually hopped off; for the others we went in slow motion. Our teachers acted as guides and gave children some brief information about each place.

All in all it was a memorable trip to cherish and most definitely, it was a thorough learning experience, which taught our pupils the value and importance of this great city.