Grade 4 students field trip to Panam Nagar | Aga Khan Academies

Grade 4 students field trip to Panam Nagar

01 March 2023

On 22 February, Grade 4 students of the Aga Khan Academy Dhaka went on a field trip to an ancient city named Panam Nagar in Sonargaon, Narayanganj. The city once served as an important trading and political hub and was the capital of Bengal’s ruler Isa Khan in the 15th century. The historic city is home to architectural gems from the Sultanate, Mughal and British Colonial eras, despite the fact that most of the structures are now in ruins.

The aim of the trip was to explore and learn about ancient civilisations, different systems of societies, discoveries and contributions that have influenced modern life. The students visited the Panam Nagar museum, where they were introduced to the city’s history. Pottery, coins and jewellery were among the artefacts on display at the museum, which gave the students a glimpse into the way of life of the locals back in time. They also explored the ruins of Panam Nagar and were enthralled by the architecture, and intricate designs of the buildings. The next stop after the city was Sonargaon Folk Art and Craft Museum.

“Learning about ancient history is my favourite topic and this has been the best experience,” said Grade 4 student Mahveen Shamreen.

One of the homeroom teachers of Grade 4, Ms Fatema Bushra, expressed her amusement seeing the curiosity of her students to learn about past civilisations.

“It gave me great pleasure to see how inquisitive our students were during the field trip,” Ms Fatema said. “They collected information about this ancient civilisation and were able to build a connection to the present.”