Field Trip to Manaparai Weekly Market

weekly market As part of an extended learning activity, our students of grade 7 were taken on a field trip to Manaparai weekly market on Wednesday (10.02.2016).Children got a glimpse of how the economy functions in countryside. Apart from knowing about the goods and preferences of the rural neighbourhood, they got an opportunity to interact with sellers and enjoyed learning some of the hands on tactics and strategies that sellers use. They also learned various aspects of trade like wholesale, retail, sourcing and movement of goods, also learned how demand, supply and price of goods are intertwined. They also enjoyed a live demo of bargaining, an integral part of weekly market. Since, Manaparai weekly market is known for cattle trade, our students were captivated to watch how the domestic animals like cows and goats were sold in a weekly market.