VENUE: ECO-ADVENTURE CAMP, NAJAFGARH
DATE:30 NOV 2018
“A picnic is more than eating a meal, it is a pleasurable state of mind.”
It has been quite rightly said that the heart of education lies in education of the heart . And a child's heart not only seeks knowledge but also yearns for fun and frolic as well as learning through experience of new and exciting things, places and people. Keeping in mind the overall development of the students, our school provides it's students a rejuvenating break from their hectic and at times monotonous routines through excursions. The students of classes III-V went to Eco-Adventure Camp, Najafgarh for their annual class picnic. The students were overjoyed at the thought of giving themselves a break for some adventure. Students excitedly explored the beautiful rural setting of the camp and the activities planned for them. Students were given detailed instructions by the instructors regarding their conduct throughout the camp. Students were divided into teams and they were allotted with comfortable tents to stay. Students were engaged in many activities like Rock climbing, Rappling, Stream Runner, Trekking, Gorilla Warfare, Giant Ladder, Burma Bridge, Camp Games etc. The students enjoyed rides on camel, bullocks and tractor there and relished the scrumptious buffet. They also had their hands-on on Potter’s Wheel, leant spinning a yarn on charkha and grinding the flour in traditional way. The students had a blast when they gyrated on the stage and showcased their dancing talent. It was a fruitful experience for children since learning was incorporated with fun and entertainment. They thoroughly enjoyed this day with their peer, returning to the school with wonderful memories and a rejuvenated spirit. Overall, it was an outing that made the students confident, courageous and to a great extent assisted them to conquer their fears. They will always remember this day and will certainly nurture these experiences for their lifetime. It was indeed a wonderful day filled with fun and frolic for all.
Trip to Somnath-Diu-Sasan Gir
Students of class XII of ITL Public School went for a recreational trip to Somnath, Diu and Gir Forest. The trip started on May 21, 2018, when students boarded the Rajdhani Express to Ahmedabad. The visit to the Somnath Temple at the very beginning added a pious edge to the trip. The next destination was the Ghoghla beach in Diu, where the students enjoyed the vast expanse of the awe inspiring sea.
The lavish and spacious resort and the foot tapping dance were thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. The next tourist point for them were Nagua beach, INS khukri and St Francis Church bearing testimony to the rich legacy of our glorious past.
The next destination was the journey to the adventurous Gir forest where everyone caught a very exciting glimpse of the mighty Indian lion in its natural habitat. While doing the safari the students had a view of animals like leopards, blue bulls, deer etc. The students had a rare experience of enjoying a welcome dance by the tribals of Africa, organized by the Resort at Gir.
The team returned back on May 26 enlivened by rejuvenating experiences.
TRIP TO AMRITSAR
Educational tours are about imparting learning to provide a good base of actual hands-on experience of history that boosts the mind of every student with more innovative ideas by discovering varied aspects through travelling.
The students of Classes VI – IX, ITL Public School, Dwarka, New Delhi got a golden opportunity to visit the Golden City of India—Amritsar for a two day excursion from Monday, 27 November – Wednesday 29 November 2017. The trip was indeed a very memorable one as they visited all the places of tourist interest in the city, that is—The Wagah Border, Durgiana Temple, Golden Temple and JallianwalaBagh. They were accompanied by the middle school coordinator, Ms. Reena Shankar along with the respective Class teachers.
The students boarded Swarna Shatabdi Express train on 27 November 2017 from the New Delhi railway station and reached their much awaited destination with a lot of enthusiasm. Amritsar (also called Ambarsar), which literally means a pool of nectar, is known as the city of the Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib), the spiritual and cultural centre for the Sikh religion. Peace, calm and divine – only words to describe the feeling when everyone entered the Golden Temple, the holy place of the Sikhs.
The students visited ‘Sadda Pind’ which beautifully depicted the historical, mythical and religious aspects of Amritsar —. The students were exhilarated with the festivals and fairs that depicted the vibrant tradition of cultural extravaganza which is celebrated by the enthusiastic inhabitants of the place. The students were spell-bound by the authenticity of the place.
They visited the Durgiana Temple which is situated near the Lohgarh gate in Amritsar, in the Indian state of Punjab, at the site of a small lake known as Durgiana.
Jallianwala Bagh, a public garden in Amritsar, houses a memorial of national importance; established in 1951 by the Government of India to commemorate the massacre of peaceful celebrators, including unarmed women and children, by the British occupying forces on the occasion of the Punjabi New Year on April 13, 1919. The visit to the place enlightened the students about the historical aspect related to the Jallianwala Bagh and were moved by the history of the bone-chilling massacre.
The students also witnessed the beating retreat ceremony at the Wagah Border. The ceremony of the flag lowering in the evening conducted by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistan Rangers (PR) at the border was indeed mesmerizing.
The students bought some souvenirs for their family and friends back home. The trip was immensely enjoyed by all and on 29 November, the students boarded the train back to Delhi taking back numerous pleasurable memories to cherish forever.
TRIP TO MUSSOORIE AND DEHRADUN FOR CLASS XII
20th May -24th May 2016
ITL Public School organized a trip to Mussoorie and Dehradun from 20th May 2016 - 24th May 2016. As a prelude to the summer vacations, the trip had everything that the students could ask for a getway from the intense Delhi heat and also from their rigorous schedule of coaching and extra classes. The students were accompanied by their teachers and enjoyed the celubrious climate. Stay at Hotel Fortune in Mussoorie was yet another luxury. The students visited ‘Gunhill top’ - the highest point in Mussoorie. They also indulged in shopping on the mall road. They went for sightseeing to places around Mussoorie like Kempty Falls and Dhanolti.
On the way back to Delhi, students visited Forest Research Institute in Dehradun. The visit added curiosity to the much valued forestry. The wooden samples and its related issues was a perfect spectre of how we should value our flora.
The students returned to Delhi, relaxed and rejuvenated, ready to take up the challenge of spear heading the class XII studies. The scenic beauty of Mussoorie, the company of their friends and excellent arrangements by the school made the trip a very memorable one for the students.
We thank our principal ma’am Mrs. Sudha Acharya and the management for organizing an exquisite trip for our twelfth graders.
AMIDST NATURE’S BOUNTY AND BEAUTY
The students of class VI -XII were given an opportunity to commence their summer vacation in the best way possible by organizing adventure and pleasure trips to various hill stations of India. The summer vacation for classes started off very eventfully when around 100 students attended the Camp Anubhav wherein the students went for a 4 nights 3 days trip from 23rd May to 27th May 27, 2015 . The camp organized by Rocksport gave the students an opulent opportunity to be in nature’s lap, in the serene arms of tranquility, far away from the hustle and bustle and baffling city lights. The students savored the true nectar of adventure.
started off very eventfully when around 100 students attended the Camp Anubhav wherein the students went for a 4 nights 3 days trip from 23rd May to 27th May 27, 2015 . The camp organized by Rocksport gave the students an opulent opportunity to be in nature’s lap, in the serene arms of tranquility, far away from the hustle and bustle and baffling city lights. The students savored the true nectar of adventure.
The trip catered to indulge in daring and thrilling adventurous activities like caving, rappelling and ziplining . Trekking allowed them to explore the grandeur and depth of nature and get acquainted with the exquisite variety of flora and fauna of the mountains. The boys put up in tents, experiencing the wild, majestic form of nature, while the girls stayed in cottages enjoying the uniqueness of nature. The students registered their experiences by writing journals in the evenings. On the last day, prize distribution was held whereby the best team and the best journal were awarded. 8 best campers were chosen for interschool camping competition organized by Mr Ranvijay Rocksport also organised a three day Adventure Camp in Mashobra , a small town in Shimla for students of classes VI-VIII, from 17- 21 May 2015.A great learning procedure for students, this adventure camp was a combination of fun filled games and life skills activities which made learning experience richer, joyful and rewarding leaving kids wanting for more.
Various activities like Motor Biking, Day and Night Trekking, Zipline, Burma Bridge, Rapelling enthusiastically were conducted where the focus was on nurturing life skills like journal writing, backpacking, navigation, tent pitching, first aid, survival in the wilderness. Students were apprised about working together as teams, setting goals, taking challenges, motivating each other which are important to bring out the leadership abilities of a kid. Village study tour and interactions with native people educated the kids about local livelihood, lifestyle, culture, challenges and a different perspective of life. The opportunities to interact over camp fires, helping each other during treks, cooking with others and moral disciplining by the instructors helped in making the kids more empathetic and social. Students of of class XII enjoyed their trip to the beautiful land of Manalifrom 23 May- 27 May, 2015 They visited the famous Hidimba Temple, located in a deodar covered hill, explored the transfixing beauty of the Solang Valley, bathed in the warm sulphur waters of the hot spring to stimulate and rejuvenate themselves. The main highlight of the trip was the set of adventure sports organised for the students. Students were trained upon rope handling and were given cross training which proved to be a very thrilling experience for everyone. To keep the excitement levels pumped up and to instil the values of teamwork within the students , an interesting game called Marble Crashers was organised in which, they participated with utmost exuberance.
The students and teachers also ventured into the lively markets of Manali on the Mall road. They relished the famous strawberries and cherries that were being extensively sold on the Mall Road. All of them returned with a lot of cherished memories and good times in their hearts. These trips not only gave the students a chance to start afresh but also, proved to be a great stress buster. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy Excursions have been planned in such a manner so that the monotony of the hectic academic pressure gives a breathing space and brings enjoyment and entertainment among the ITLeens.
Anubhav Camp at Chail, Shimla
An adventure camp was organised by ITL Public School at Chail, Shimla Hills, in the lap of nature, from 21 May’14 – 24 May’14 for the students of classes 9 & 10 in collaboration with Great Rocksport Pvt. Ltd. After a brief orientation & tent allotment, the students were divided into three groups namely Wild Tigers, Camp Rockers & Camp Killers. Under the supervision of school teachers and professional instructors from Rocksport, the students indulged in a gamut of activities like Scrambling, Knot Making, Zip Line, Rappelling, Samba, Tent Pitching etc. with full zest and enthusiasm. A Night trek in the jungle was a bone-chilling experience loved by the adventurous ITLeens. Nonetheless, a twelve kilometres trek to the roof top of a mountain set the adrenaline of the young students rushing, where they honed their culinary skills by cooking Maggi & Tea for the entire group. Students also recorded their joyful and enriching experiences in a journal. To soothe the young minds, the camp also offered a bonfire with light music. Mr. Hemant, the judo trainer of the school imparted training to the children of Chail Village, studying in a local government school of the area. The camp culminated with a much awaited activity Guerilla Warfare, Prize Distribution and Dance performance on a DJ. Students were so enthralled and enamoured by the adventurous camp that they were reluctant to leave the camp premises. But as the saying goes that “All good things come to an end”, so did this camp with a learning of new skills and experiences.
Trip to Bhimtal - Nainital- Jim Corbett
ITL Public School organized a 4 days / 4 nights trip for students of class XIIth to Nainital - Bhimtal - Jim Corbett from 17th to 21st May, in collaboration with New Horizons Adventures Pvt Ltd. Departure took place from the school premises on the evening of 17th May2014. After an overnight travel, students reached Bhimtal at 9 a.m. and lodged at Mapple resorts nested among the hills and the lush green environment. During their two days’ stay at Bhimtal the students had a rendezvous with beauteous surroundings of the town and went for sightseeing to different ‘taals’. On their return, bonfire and dinner, arranged at the hotel was thoroughly enjoyed by the students. The second day was marked with adventure activities when the students were taken to Padampuri for an Adventure camp. In four groups, the students performed activities like Cliff jumping, Flying Fox, Commando nets and Rappelling. The adventure, as a whole was enjoyed by the students and they learnt enough about physical fitness as well. After returning to the hotel, tired and exhausted, dinner and bonfire was organized which was feisty treat for the students. Next day the group departed to Nainital where they were taken for boating at the Naini Lake and were given time at leisure for shopping and visit the Naina Devi Temple. Later that evening students were taken to Jim Corbett where a DJ party and dinner was organized for them. On 21st May, the students were taken for a Jeep safari early in the morning in the Corbett National Park where they got the opportunity explore wildlife. Later that afternoon the group departed for Delhi. The trip was a memorable one for all the twelfth class students. Despite all the controversies, illness and the fights, this last trip was remarkable and will be a cherished memory for the students and the teachers as well.
Adventure Camp at Rocksport - Camp Tikkling
Date: Monday, 26 December 2013
Venue: Rock Sport –Camp Tikkling, Gurgaon
ITL Public School organized one –day adventure camp for the students of classes IX-XII on 26th December in collaboration with Rock Sport –Camp Tikkling, Gurgaon.
The students along with teachers reached the venue, away from the hustle-bustle of the town, surrounded by mustard and paddy fields around 10:30 am where delicious breakfast and fun and adventure activities awaited them. The students were divided into groups and were assigned a group leader. Each group crossed around 20-25 obstacles like tire maze, bamboo-trekking Burma-bridge, commando –net, gorilla –cave etc. The crew-members of the camp guided the students extensively at each point of time. The camel-cart ride and the tractor ride and pottery –making truly enhanced the experience of rural adventure.
Towards the end Rockport’s in-house DJ played peppy numbers that invigorated the students who enjoyed dancing for hours together inspite of being tired and exhausted.
The day was absorbing but also filled with fun and frolic and loads of enjoyment for everyone.