Chennai, Nov 20 : Ten students of the city-based The Indian Public School (TIPS) visited the cultural city of Rome, Mercedez, BMW and Volkswagen Plants on an educational exposure trip to Europe.
They were among the 56 students from various Indian campuses of TIPS. The 15-day trip, which ended recently, was arranged as part of the TIPS' annual educational travel experience program that provides students global exposure and develop inter-cultural understanding to become a competent citizen of tomorrow. A TIPS release here today said 40 students from the regions of Coimbatore, Karur and Tiruppur and six from Kochi were among the team that went for the trip.
Beautiful scenaries to stunning architecture and historical monuments to technological advancements, the tour to various destinations of Europe, had it all. The tour was educative and rewarding with students gaining real life learning experiences. They had a lifetime opportunity to interact with technical experts of world's top cutting edge automobile manufacturers 'Mercedez', 'BMW' and 'Volkswagen' Plants in Germany.
The students had a first hand experience on the complete production cycle starting from sheet metal to the personalised car and also got a chance to observe the tight security procedures and testing of the cars. Students also had a hand at designing their personal cars at the Car Designing Studio at Volkswagen and learned its technical details.
The students also visited the Solar World plant in Bonn and had an understanding on the technologies that were shaping the future and making the world more sustainable. Dr. Felicia Muller Pelzer, Global head for Sustainability of Solar World AG, conducted a special interactive session for TIPS students highlighting the need for sustainable technology. Milan and Naples seemed like cities of contrasts with their traditions weaving with the metropolitan developments.
The beauty of the floating city of Venice and its civil structures, historical churches and engineering marvels ignited the students' curiosity. The unexpected visit to witness yet another wonder of the world 'The Leaning Tower of Pisa' added joy to the journey. Commenting about the trip, Mr Ashok Kumar, Chairman and Mr Gilbert James, Executive Director, of TIPS, said "education does not merely start and end with classroom learning.
It attains its totality when students get exposed to the right knowledge acquiring opportunities that help in gaining personal and hands on experiences". "The trip is part of our structured global exposure program allowing students to learn in different social contexts", they added.