The SIS picnic was held for the KG wing with great enthusiasm and merriment. This year the venue was the Kuwait National Zoo and the Fish Aquarium at the Scientific Centre for the lower and upper kindergarten respectively.
The children were beyond enthralled as their teachers had been building up the excitement by giving a sneak peak of what they were most likely to see there. They had been introduced ahead of the picnic to various types of animals and how to make a distinction amongst wild, domestic, birds and aquatic.
The little zoologists came ready for their trip with their backpack and shades on. The day began first with a visit to the small water pond with many kinds of birds swimming in it. It was interesting to see new birds in an enclosure. They twittered, chirped and there were sparrows, nightingales and owls of different colours set in the closed cage.
Next stop was at the cages of tigers and lions. The children were spellbound on hearing the roar of a lion in the serenity of the green. There were some hippos and also a rhino. The gorillas and chimpanzees amused the kids with their jumps.
The picnic of the upper wing, which was a trip to the aquarium, was none the less exciting as well. The kids were excited to see the different species of sea life which swam in huge tanks. The aquarium houses, stingrays, turtles, jellyfish and the shark tank was certainly a major attraction.
The kids enjoyed doing a ‘happy feet’ with the penguins and seals that were housed in the Arctic section. They returned back to school cheering the memories they made for the day. The children also enjoyed the I-max movie played specially for them.
The little kindergartners enjoyed their picnic as an outing but overall it was an experience that widened their spectrum of knowledge. Some children drew their experience in colour and some expressed the day in their own words as a memory they will cherish forever.0