As befits its reputation as one of the best residential schools in Dehradun, Tula’s organizes frequent trips and excursions to expose students to the vibrant world that lies outside the schoolroom. The school field trip has a long history in public education. For decades, students have piled into yellow buses to visit a variety of cultural institutions, including art, natural history, and science museums, as well as theatres, zoos, and historical sites. Although going on a school outing means escaping the classroom drudgery for a day, the learning is not necessarily paused-rather enhanced. On a field trip, students interact with each other and with their teachers in a less formal environment, where they have the opportunity to enrich their education through actual experience.
Outbound adventure trips where students handle the unknown learn co-operation and develop unity, form a part of the yearly calendar at this Dehradun CBSE school. Students come out of their comfort zone and learn and experience new possibilities of their existence. Besides adventure trips the school also organizes various educational visits to the Indian Military Academy, the Forest Research Institute, and various other educational institutes, such as the Wadia Institute and Survey of India.
All the trips and excursions are planned keeping the child’s age and interests in mind. Some of the adventure sports that the students can enjoy are mountaineering, white-water rafting, para-sailing, trekking, kayaking, camping, etc. which are performed in the presence of trained professionals with all the requisite safety checks in place.
Since ancient times when students used to study at gurukuls, the concept of education has changed dramatically. Today, besides the 3Rs – reading, writing and arithmetic, the aim of education has become to encompass all-round development of a child so he can contribute to society and play his part in developing the country. At TIS, the child’s education aims at the intellectual growth of a child, by exposing him to a comprehensive training regimen.
As one of the best boarding schools in Dehradun, TIS’s curriculum is meant to hone all aspects of a child’s personality. At Tula’s, the curriculum has been tailored to meet the needs of students. In this child-centric curriculum, sports, co-curricular and other varied activities are considered integral to a child’s development.
The need of each child is considered paramount. There are a variety of clubs at TIS, geared towards the talents of each child. Children are regularly taken out for expeditions and adventure trips. Art and theatre performances take place almost every month. At the same time, academics is given its rightful due, for there must be work in the midst of play! Education at Tula’s is for life-a motto which the school follows unswervingly.