Grade K-2 Field Trip to Nobu Bank
Knowledge of finance not only needs to be taught to students or adults, but it can also begin at early age. This is done by Sekolah Dian Harapan (SDH) Bangka in Grade K-2 field trip activity to Nobu Bank Pangkal Pinang which was held on Monday, February 20, 2017. This activity is in accordance to the theme they were studying in class, Profession and Community.
There were several basic activities about finance and banking being taught to the students. The K-2 students learnt about what deposit is and had a simulation on how to deposit money to the bank teller. They also learnt to check their saving book to see the change in their balance after making a deposit. Beside bank teller, students also observed the other role of the bank staff, customer service and security to learn about their tasks. They also experienced becoming a teller that one of his task is to count money. Through this activity, they learnt addition indirectly.
By promoting a holistic pedagogy, Sekolah Dian Harapan is not only transferring knowledge to the students cognitively in the classroom, but also conveying life skill through activities outside the classroom. Outside-classroom activities with actual practice also can be an effective way of learning, especially since early childhood age. An article from The Huffington Post titled “The 13 Key Benefits of Early Childhood Education: A Teacher’s Perspective” stated that a holistic approach in early childhood education can build a strong foundation in child’s emotion, social, physical and mental development. Not only that, an actual experience has been an effective means to convey certain knowledge or values to children.