Education beyond the walls, also known as outdoor education or experiential learning, offers tremendous opportunities for students to learn and explore outside the traditional classroom setting. At AVM, we follow various creative teaching methodologies to promote kids to learn outside the walls of the classroom.

  1. Field Trips: We organize field trips to local museums, historical sites, botanical gardens, or nature reserves. These hands-on experiences allow students to immerse themselves in the subject matter and make connections between what they learn in class and the real world.
  2. Case Study: We give case studies to students about various topics in business, historical, inspirational, psychological, anthropological, evolution, scientific and innovation etc. This allows the students to go beyond the books and explore the world around them and learn to extract relevant content from any sources and modes thereby verifying its authenticity.
  3. Outdoor Realtime Survey and Research: We propose various research questions to our students and make them do their individual or group surveys in the neighbouring villages and towns and collect data. They visualise the data and find the correlated solutions to the proposed questions and hypothesis.
  4. Nature Walks and Hikes: We take our students on nature walks or hikes in nearby parks or natural areas. We encourage them to observe and document plants, animals, and natural phenomena. This fosters a sense of wonder, environmental awareness, and an appreciation for the natural world.
  5. Community Service Projects: We engage students in community service projects, such as volunteering at local shelters, organizing fundraisers for charitable causes, or participating in environmental clean-up initiatives. This not only instills a sense of civic responsibility but also provides valuable experiential learning opportunities.
  6. Outdoor Science Experiments: We conduct science experiments outdoors, such as studying ecosystems, weather patterns, or plant growth. Students can collect data, make observations, and analyze their findings in a real-world context, reinforcing scientific concepts learned in the classroom.
  7. Historical Reenactments: We organize historical reenactments where students can dress up and act out historical events or figures. This interactive approach brings history to life, encouraging students to develop a deeper understanding and connection to the past.
  8. Gardening and Farming: We have a school garden to allow students to engage in hands-on gardening or farming activities. They can learn about plant life cycles, sustainable agriculture, and the importance of healthy food choices.
  9. Outdoor Art and Creativity: We encourage students to engage in artistic and creative activities outdoors. They can create nature-inspired artwork, write poetry or stories inspired by the natural surroundings, or perform music or drama in outdoor settings. This allows for self-expression and connection with the environment.
  10. Cultural Immersion: We organize visits to cultural festivals, local ethnic communities, or historical sites that reflect the diversity of the region. Students can learn about different cultures, traditions, and histories, fostering a sense of empathy, respect, and global awareness.
  11. Survival Skills and Outdoor Adventure: We teach students basic survival skills, such as navigation, fire-building, or camping. Engage them in outdoor adventure activities like orienteering, rock climbing, or canoeing, which promote teamwork, problem-solving, and resilience.
  12. Science and Citizen Science Projects: We encourage students to participate in citizen science projects that involve data collection and research. They can contribute to scientific studies on topics like bird migration, water quality, or climate change. Students will develop scientific skills and a sense of environmental stewardship.