Realization of One’s Potential through Visiting Museums
The growth and development of human intelligence is normally a gradual process involving a series of undertakings in learning processes and experiences. In most cases, we tend to acquire our knowledge and intellect through delving across academic books and scholarly work that is availed to us during our academic journey in schools and in institutions of higher learning. Be that as it may, there are several other channels through which we can acquire undisputed knowledge, wisdom and facts that cannot be accessible in our everyday learning institutions.
During my hay days in school, our teachers would organize for random visits to our national museums, archives and theaters. I did not pay much attention to the significance of the visits since I and the rest of us were so excited about leaving the everyday surroundings of classrooms and playing fields in order to go outside the walls of the school for fresh air and to discover new places. For me, going outside the school walls felt like being delivered from torture chambers.
I specifically attended a school that was located in a very remote area, where even road infrastructure was very poorly built. The school was barely accessible by vehicles. I had gotten accustomed to walking long distances to and from school and had actually got used to it. When the schools closed for holidays, I would spend the rest of the holiday at home basking around and conducting my daily home chores.
Learning through Observation
My sister had been married on the distant but neighboring urban city and her son would always visit us during the holidays. He was almost the same age as myself, though behind by one class. On one particular holiday when he visited he mentioned to me that he was not going to spend the entire week with us since his school had started a learning initiative for pupils by taking them across the country’s various national museums and theaters for site seeing and observation.
Once I heard of the plan, I decided to beseech my parents to liaise with the school for them to allow me to join them during the visit. Luckily my quest was agreed upon by the school and I was given the chance to tour those places alongside their students.
The trip was amazing, enjoyable and very educative. I came to learn that in as much as we learn about these places, they contain so much more information, educative materials and factual content that are not actually captured in books. For instance, museums are chambers that are established in order to preserve, display and interpret those items that have cultural, artistic or scientific significance to our education system and the public at large.
As we moved from one type of content preservation to the next, I realized how much I needed to know more. Information ranging from our heritage to our cultural diversity was all available, including our ancient practices that had informed our morals and ways of life. My niece was specifically impressed by the various cultural practices that informed dances and music performances. Since he had grown up in the urban areas, he had developed an artistic love for music and dance although he had not actually given his passion the attention that it deserved.
Inspiring others Through Creative Arts
When I noticed his curiosity, I decided to accompany him in viewing and reviewing some of the music content that was available that was related to our culture. We were able to pick several music artifacts that were interesting and challenging for practice and enhancement. Through the information gathered, my niece was able to constitute a beautiful song and choreograph some great dance moves for losing weight. He recruited a few other students that had a similar passion and within no time the dance group was complete.
After a series of training sessions, the group was able to perfect its dancing styles and moves and became actively involved in music competitions both at school level and outside. Several artistes approached them for partnership in video productions of songs where they could act as dancers and their market grew across the region. Several other corporate institutions would approach them for participation in corporate social responsibility activities and product promotions.
The group grew to be an established dance group with influence across the country and especially inspiring the pupils who had not yet discovered their talents. The museums enabled this group of students to identify their full potential in life.