Although taking students on a field trip or giving children opportunity to learn from community resources is one of the ever used ideas in education, the advantages it has are marvelous. Some of these community experiences bring thrill and reward that creates a balance with the usual instructional time in the classroom.
Recently our second grade students had a chance to know about handball from a 15 years old, Langhus handball goalkeeper, Lisabeth. She helped children to understand the basic rules of the game. They also experienced how to pass a ball using their hands with the aim of throwing it into the goal of the other team. It was a helpful experience for all the students who were so thrilled and energetic during their lesson with her.
Usually these kind of community experiences provide a shared memory for the class. These events become a special mark in their learning process and have a long term effect on their learning experiences!