Educational excursion


MORE than 140 students from Gordon Secondary School in Port Moresby have participated in a field excursion to apply their skills outdoors, a teacher says.
Geography and biology teacher Dorothy Piakamaneo said 142 grade 12 geography students went for a field excursion to learn about the environment in a case study applying their geography skills.
“The students toured three different location (in Port Moresby) to apply, identify city setting and land use as well as different industrial activities in primary, secondary and tertiary sectors,” she said.
Piakamaneo said students observing different industrial activities in Gordon, conducted case studies on land use patterns and types of settlement in Down Town -Port Moresby and studied plants and animals as primary industry in Port Moresby Nature Park last week.
She commended the students for using their time well during the field excursion.
Piakamaneo said students would benefit from more excursions in the future.
She encouraged teachers to take teaching as a noble profession and participate in both indoor and outdoor learning to broaden student learning.
Meanwhile, Piakamaneo said she had also helped students decide on careers in the field at the recent school expo at Port Moresby National High School.
She said she had a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, geography and biology at the University of Papua New Guinea and post graduate diploma in education at the University of Goroka.
Piakamaneo completed all the topics and set up mock exams for the students to prepare for the national examination.
Piakamaneo acknowledged Gordon principal George Kenega for sponsoring the trip and the NCDC for providing transportation.