Visit To A Post Office

 

Excursions are means of educating ourselves on how certain things work and how we rely on certain services. The session has begun and we had a wonderful visit to the Post-office. The Pre-Primaries began their exploration at the General Post Office { GPO }Post-office. 
The children and teachers were welcomed warmly by the staff at the Post- office. They were taken around to see how letters are collected, segregated, stamped and then stored in pigeon holes for the postmen to collect. It was altogether a great learning experience especially in these times of email & fax. Visiting a post-office was something out-of-the-ordinary for the children although “post” is an ancient form of communication!
We had a glance of the various counters catering to the public, namely those selling stamps, envelopes, postcards etc. We were explained the way parcels are delivered to different places in the city and places in the country as well as many countries too! While returning we got to see a mail van and were also told the way the letters go by van to the airport and railway station. Later the children posted envelopes that they had prepared in class by drawing themselves, writing their names and putting a date. They had learned to fold and place these in envelopes addressed to their School and stamped with very interesting stamps. It was delightful to see the excitement on the children’s faces as they were posted their envelopes in the post box. They were naturally also very animated when their teachers played Postman in class as also when their letters were received at School!

 

 

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