The Junior High School students from Grades 7 to 10 had their annual field trip last February 3, 2017. Each grade level visited a different set of locations, each related to their lessons in science class.
The Grade 7 students visited Jomaray Pulp Packaging Inc. in Toril, a company that produces egg trays, and Union Galvasteel, in Tibungco, a company that manufactures steel roofs and walls.
In Jomaray Pulp Packaging Inc. (JPPI), the Grade 7 witnessed the production of plastic egg trays, learning how they were made. Afterwards, the students went to Union Galvasteel Inc. Here, they learned about the different stages of production of roofings and wallings, the different branches of the factory and what type of building it is, and how their products were manufactured. They also took a short tour in the factory where the steel product rolls were formed.
Meanwhile, the Grade 8 students visited Steinel Mindanao Packaging Corporation and the D’ Bone Museum, stopping by SM Lanang for lunch.
At Steinel, a 50-year-old company, the students learned how the factory creates corrugated boxes out of paper rolls. They saw the paper rolls go through the corrugating machine, which turns the paper into boards. After, they witnessed how cut boards pass the converting machine that turns them into boxes.
That was soon followed by a visit to D’ Bone Collector Museum. Owned by Uncle D, the three-story building is home to many authentic fossils and bones from various animals. The students spent about an hour looking around and taking pictures before arriving at school over an hour early.
The Grade 9 students, on the other hand, had their field trip outside Davao City, traveling to Panabo City to explore mariculture. Here, they visited Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and the mangrove areas.
At BFAR, they listened to a seminar, had an exposure trip, and were introduced to the different fishes bred there. They were also given a quick tour of the different livelihoods that the people had there. They also had lunch here, and the students were able to try local specialties like the famous boneless bangus.
Afterwards, the students went to the mangrove nursery to learn about the significance of mangroves. After that, they traveled to the mangrove forest and did a coastal clean up, picking up trash from the shore.
The Grade 10 students, in relation to their Physics subject, went to Outland Adventure in Talomo. Their batch was divided into two groups for their participation in the activities. The first set, sections Honesty and Loyalty, had their field trip on the same day while the rest of the batch, sections Generosity and Humility, went the next day, February 4.
Before the activities started, the students were oriented about the rules and regulations of Outland, then were distributed into groups of twelve. Each of the groups prepared and performed their own cheer, then were trained on the trust fall. Then, the groups went through different team building activities and rope courses, then afterwards were gathered for reflection and closing.
Photos by Orvin Cortes