by Arvie Joy Villanueva
To essentially educate and give the students a time to enjoy, GSCS conducted its annual Educational Field Trip last October 4. Field trips serve one vital function, as far as education is concerned, and that is to help bridge the gap between education and hands-on experience.
The first location for the field trip was the Amazing Show theater. It was held at the Manila Film Center, a national building located at the Southwest end of the Cultural Center of the Philippines complex, Pasay City. Amazing Show has a theater called the black theater, where the Amazing Arts Group staged several performances in the dark such as the Shadow Play, Mask Changing, Poi Dance, Tron & Laser Legacy, Rifle Drill Exhibition, and UDI, where black lights were used to create optical illusions for the audience to delight in. Students, teachers, and staff enjoyed their performances. The second destination was the IMAX theater at SM Mall of Asia (MOA) in Pasay City as well. The IMAX theater is one of the biggest cinemas at SM malls. The GSCS students, teachers, and staff watched a 3D show called “Under the Sea”, where students learned about different species underwater – what they were and how they lived.
The students had their last stop at Enchanted Kingdom, which was what most of them truly anticipated. Enchanted Kingdom is one of the most popular theme parks in the Philippines, located at Sta. Rosa, Laguna. They had the most unforgettable moments where they walked around, conquered their biggest fears, and had fun with their friends. “I am very excited throughout the whole field trip knowing that I’m with my friends and I would come across sceneries and places I’ve never been but I’m already in love with,” said Faith Clarence Mamoso from 10 Matthew. The students learned a lot from this educational field trip and came home with the most memorable experiences that they would surely treasure in their lives as students.