Field trips are part of the learning experience. They are planned as an extension of the classroom curriculum.
During the Academic year 2017/18, our students had several field trips reflecting our 3 main values; Citizenship, Entrepreneurship & Community Service.
Grade 2 Trip to Arty Science
Last Sunday, Grade 2 had a trip to Arty Science farm where they explored different stations, and learned about the farm life.
Al Azhar Park Trip/ Grade 3
Grade 3 students had a trip to Al azhar park where they first studied organic forms and went on a nature trail looking for interesting forms to study and draw. Once they collected their subjects from the huge array of plant life, they drew them using negative mark making, print making and zoomed in pencil drawings. Our artistic students , then took a stroll to observe the panoramic views across Cairo and sketched a landscape and settled in to draw the restaurant building using the continuous line technique. Lunch was served at 11:00 in the stunning restaurant where they had three courses of soup, grilled salad and fruits. the day has ended with a last exercise that was by far the best, as they walked to the lakeside and painted the iconic structures of the Citadel and Old Cairo mosque. Met students felt free and enjoyed the outdoors.
Egyptian Airborne Forces Trip
Today was a remarkable day to our Grade 4,5 and 6 students. In light of the celebration of the 6th of October Victory, the students visited the Egyptian Airborne forces and discovered their courageous achievements through the history. The program was edutainment where the students were welcomed by our Egyptian soldiers and listened to a presentation while experiencing the parachute training sessions. Thank you to everyone that made this a lifelong experience to our students!
Egyptian Air Force Museum Trip
In light of the celebration of the 6th of October Victory, the students of grades 1, 2, and 3 discovered the courageous achievements of the Egyptian Air Force. The museum narrates the military history from the manufacture of the air crafts used during wars to the martyrs hall that display the history of all the heroes.
During the Academic year 2016/17, our students had several field trips reflecting our 3 main values; Citizenship, Entrepreneurship & Community Service.
Pharonic Village Trip
Our Grade 1 students enjoyed visiting the village during Egypt week. The students had a tour in the place and were exposed to various activities reflecting the old ancient Egyptian culture and lifestyle.
Child Center Trip
Grade 2 and 3 went on a trip to Child Center to explore our the ancient Egyptian culture.The Students learned about the pyramids , the discovery of “Tut Ankh Amoun” tomb, and the wild animal’s life cycle. Moreover, they had the opportunity to draw on Payprus paper as a learning through fun art.
Ski Egypt Trip
Grade 3 had an amazing opportunity to experience inches of white fluffy powdery snow. Children received skiing lessons and enjoyed the slides in the cold snow. A great time was had by all! A truly unique and unforgettable experience that the children will carry with them forever.
Climbing Wall Trip
Fourth & Fifth grades were able to take advantage of an amazing team building exercise put together by Mr. Adam Balls. We went to a local athletic facility to learn about rock climbing. Throughout the two-hour course the children learned about what equipment and skills were involved when it comes to rock climbing. They were given the opportunity boulder- as well as climb with the appropriate equipment. Mr. Adam had all students involved throughout the process giving each a task of being responsible for something or someone. It was a new experience for most of the students and they really enjoyed their time learning about this new sport.
Trip to El Nafeza Foundation For Contemporary Art & Development
Grade 3 had a great learning Experience that will be shared and kept with them for the rest of their lives.They enjoyed and had a deeper understanding of the natural resources.They also learnt how can they wisely use them for the benefit of their community. Our students were excited to learn how to revive the paper-making industry in Egypt.They had the opportunity to work with people who are physically disable and see how gifted they are working in such field.This showed our parents that nothing can hold us back no matter what type of disabilities or shortcomings we may face in life.
Trip to Pyramids
Our students have learned about the ancient Egyptian hertiage while going on a trip to the pyramids.They started to understand how old Egyptians bury and mummify the dead,how kings were glorified in this huge civilization,by the way heir bodies are positioned and preserved inside the pyramids,and many other ancient aspects of this mysterious life.
Trip to Family Park
Met students enjoyed learning about the five senses and seeing different animals during their visit to Family Park
Trip to the Fire Station
Our KG2 students have experienced a day at the fire station where they have learned about how the fire fighting process goes and how to behave during the fire drills.They also got exposed to the equipment and substances used in fire fighting.
Trip to Nemo Farm
KG1 students had a great time at the farm,where they got to see different kinds of farm animals and explore different available art techniques.
Trip to the Pharaonic Village
During Egypt Week, Metropolitan Elementary students visited the Pharaonic Village where they got to know how Egyptians lived during the Pharaonic Era. They also took a tour in the Nile and saw a presentation about the different kings who ruled Pharaonic Egypt and the various handcrafts and industries during this Era. The students visited a miniature replica of Luxor Abu Simble Temple. Metropolitan’s trip to the Pharaonic Village was an engaging experience that introduced our students to Egypt’s great history.
Trip to Al-Forqan Orphanage
In our continued effort to be good citizens, Metropolitan School visited Al-Forqan Orphanage in Nasr City. Our recent ‘Clothing Drive’ generated many items for donation which the children were happy to distribute to the young residents. Grade 1 Navy raised money from their Valentine’s Candy Gram project which was used to buy back-packs. The orphanage said they were in much need of essential cleaning products and items of food. The funds raised at the ‘Winter Wonderland’ show, originally planned for the purchase of winter blankets, were used to provide what they needed.
Trip to MonZoo
The KG classes and Grade 1 have been studying the theme of animals, their habitats and what they eat. We all enjoyed a day together at Monzoo feeding the different animals and learning about where they may live in the wild. We saw a giant tortoise, ostriches, monkeys and many beautiful birds. Students also explored how to care for pets and the differences between pets and wild animals. After the trip students were asked to share zoo animal stories! It was a fun and joyful day for everyone!
Trip to KidZania Cairo
Re-enforcing our student’s entrepreneurial spirit, second, third, and fourth grades classes visited KidZania Cairo this month where they had the opportunity to live in a real kid-sized complete city. They experienced variety of jobs and different hands on activities. It was a great way to introduce the children to the concept of earning, saving, and spending money and helps them understand the value of money in a fun environment.
Trip to the Opera House
3rd grade visited the Opera House to see a classical rendition of Peter and the Wolf. Students fulfilled the music standard that requires learning the proper etiquette for attending a musical performance. 3rd and 4th grade both passed with flying colors.
Trip to Sitara Theater
‘Being a good friend’ and ‘Helping others’ has been an integral part of our first term at Met. Sitara Theater helped us to reinforce this message through their production of Cinderella. KGI, KGII Grade 1& 2 all enjoyed a musical story telling performance of this classic tale told with a modern twist. Some children volunteered to take the stage and perform small parts in the show.
Trip to Panorama 6 of October
Met’s 3rd grade class visited the Panorama 6 of October museum for our first field trip. The students were able to see actual tanks and fighter planes that were used during the war. The students learned about Egypt’s role in the battle and were filled with pride for their country. As a class we wrote about our visit and what it meant to them.