Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Learning Journey!

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Yesterday we had our class excursion! Let me share some of my pictures with you. Here I am on the bus with one of my best friends, Kirthi! The bus was huge, because it had to carry our whole class and two grownups -- our form teacher and my Mom!

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Can you guess where we're going?

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Yup! The National Orchid Garden at the Botanic Gardens!

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Here we are walking through orchid-covered arches into the garden.

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See how tall the palms are?

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Here we are in front of some fountain.

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Here we are walking a very long bridge to get to the Cool House. It is so nice to be surrounded by so much nature.

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Here we are outside the Cool House. Our teacher is explaining what the Cool House is. The Cool House shows what it's like in a tropical mountain forest. There are lots of orchids here, and carnivorous plants from all over the world too! The air here is cool (I think my teacher said it's 20 degrees), and there is a heavy mist which got us all damp.

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Isn't this orchid wonderful! Like something from another planet.

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And here you can see us getting wet in the mist.

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Of course, because this was a "Learning Journey", we had to do some work. We all had worksheets we had to fill out along the way. Here I am writing about the orchids I liked the most.

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I don't know why I am glowing here.

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Here I am in front of some Vanda Miss Joaquim.

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Finally we got to have our snack time. A lot of us were quite tired and hungry by this time. Here I am snacking with two of my good friends, Harmony and Emma. We are sitting in a colonial bungalow.

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Before we left the Gardens, our teacher said we could play for awhile in the field. Here we are looking at it. Our teacher is telling us how far we're allowed to go.

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And here we are playing Duck Duck Goose! For some reason, there are people who actually want to be Goose.

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Harmony, Emma and I played some jump rope.

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And here we are back in class. We had been at the Gardens the whole afternoon, so we just had about an hour of school left. Our teacher wanted us to go over our worksheets. What a fun day!

Now, I will show you some of the beautiful plants and flowers we saw. Actually, there are thousands of species and hybrids in the Gardens, so this is just a small handful. I hope you like them!

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Competition Time!
To get a special mention in my blog, just leave a comment with the correct answer to any of the questions here!
1) Which orchid is your favourite?
2) Have you been here before? Do you plan to?

4 comments:

  1. Nice pics.
    I hope you had a good time.

    Rosie

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  2. What a wonderful excursion, I love the kids' pictures drawing and learning more about botanical life.
    And these orchids, wow! it´s breathtaking!

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  3. Aaah looks like the Garden of Eden. But parts of it also looks like a dinosaur might just come crashing thru the foliage! Wouldn't that be great fun for u and yr friends? Hahaha just joking. You must have had a lovely time, school excursions always are. Oh & i loove that CAT bag of yr's! Meeeow

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  4. wonderful photos!!!! the flowers look so beautiful!

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