AKA Discovery classes / transplanted classes
To teach is to create learning opportunities. To educate is to create real life situations.
“The activities carried out during a school trip support the curriculum. They are integrated into the school project and the pedagogical missions. Each trip, whatever the duration, feeds a learning project, often multidisciplinary, through a carefully prepared program in which the number of subjects of study or activities practiced must be limited. » Official bulletins of the National Education of September 23, 1999 and January 13, 2005
A discovery class involves moving a class to an educational destination. The pupils of the transplanted class follow, for the duration of the stay, their regular subjects as well as sports and discovery activities.
They are integrated into the class pedagogical project. Each trip, whatever the duration, feeds a multidisciplinary learning project, through a program meticulously prepared by our teaching teams.
Aims and objectives
1 . Giving meaning to learning through practice
During a discovery class, learning takes on a new meaning for the student. The work doesn’t have the sole purpose of traditional learning but takes on a higher dimension since the activities are carried out in order to prepare for the stay. The school work and the student are then valued when they report to their parents, other classes, or pen pals.
The discovery class is recognized as a real life experimental laboratory. Indeed, all the theoretical courses can be applied, analyzed or tested outside the classroom. Theoretical work must therefore be carried out beforehand so that the transplanted class really takes the form of a pedagogical asset.
2. Diversifying teaching methods
School trips illustrate the diversity of our teaching methods. Thanks to this approach, students are solicited through their social, motor, sensory and cognitive skills. They can discover and master this new environment.
The sensory approach questions a new environment or a place of culture. Students will make comparisons, stimulate their curiosity when they meet professionals, artists or creators. The need to understand and communicate is activated.
The practice of physical and sporting activities allows students to test their abilities and develop spatial awareness and self-confidence.
3. Linking different subjects
Discovery classes unite knowledge and skills from different subjects to comprehend a complex situation or act appropriately in an unknown context.
For example, when we meet archaeologists when visiting the EFEO in Siem reap, we can understand their approach by knowing history, biology, physics, and chemistry.
4. Bonding through life in a collective environment
During a discovery class, all students, regardless of their age, will have the opportunity to open up to their surroundings. They will be able to discover different cultures from home. This will clearly contribute to their education and help them become better citizens.
5. Develop autonomy, initiative, responsibility, respect for others, their work, the environment and their heritage.
Daily life during discovery class
Students will have balanced days with activities and time for rest.
One of the major factors to remain healthy is hygiene. It is an important aspect of a school trip, as well as well-being and education. Washing time, linen management, and health issues are carefully organized and attentively supported by the team. This ensures that the necessary care and treatment are taken into account.
Balanced and healthy meals are one of the highlights of the day after the activities done during the day. They also promote relationships, conviviality and remain a moment of education for group life.
The environment and living conditions will ensure each child’s physical and emotional security and well-being. LFRD team members will put measures in place to guarantee the moral and physical integrity of every student.
The LFRD takes responsibility and ensures the safety and comfort of all. The choice of the transportation company is carefully studied. The journey is an integral part of the stay.
Keeping in contact
Smooth severance with the family environment is an empowering factor. While the right of children and their families to remain in communication will be respected, we will require balance so our students can be fully involved in the school trip. Modern means of communication are made available to young people at fixed times (depending on their age), and teachers will share regular updates.