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From Yarn to Cloth: Juniors Visit NTC Textile Mill

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The entire Junior School went on a field trip to Murugan Mills, a unit of the National Textile Corporation Ltd. (NTC).  This visit allowed the children to actually observe how cotton collected from a cotton plant is made into cloth.  The manager of the mill was delighted to have our children visit and explained each process along with the necessary machinery.  We learned about the various processes involved – carding, drawing, simplex and spinning.  We also learned about the making of a bobbin, winding, warping and sizing.  The final step was weaving where the children were able to physically see the cloth being weaved from multiple bobbins. The kids were fascinated and asked many questions throughout the process. It was a wonderful learning experience for all of us.  After visiting the mill, we all had nice lunch in Coimbatore and returned back to school.