Every year, the children of PYP 1 set off with their teachers and our trusty support staff for an exciting and a much-awaited adventure to a picturesque location, for a day of fun and bonhomie. After a very long weekend this year, the children were very eager to seize this exciting day and embarked upon their adventure, brimming with enthusiasm and anticipation.
Accompanied by the friendly and efficient staff of Adventure Mantra, we boarded our school bus and made our way to the beautiful Camp Water’s Edge in Kamshet. Reaching just in time for snack, the children helped themselves to a lavish breakfast which included, among other things, Nutella and cheese sandwiches, fruits and juice, and chocolate and raisin muffins. The team from Adventure Mantra then initiated a session of fun and games, all aimed at strengthening social bonds, having a good time and engaging the children in good old-fashioned play. While the super-fun ‘Caterpillar race’ fostered team spirit, a sense of unity and togetherness and sportsmanship among our young learners, other games like ‘Save the World’ required alertness and developed mental agility.
Then it was time for the much awaited Zip-Line! The courageous risk-takers of PYP 1 were all set and raring to go zipping down the ropes. They listened attentively to the instructions, wore their harnesses and helmets, did as they were told and had the time of their lives! Worn out by the cheering and all the excitement, our children were soon ready for their second meal of the day. After a relaxed, leisurely lunch it was time to expel some more energy with the very fun team game called ‘Pipes and Marbles’.
Next, the children had a shot at the rock climbing wall. They demonstrated remarkable flexibility as they clambered up the wall like seasoned mountaineers. While most of our climbers reached the formidable halfway mark, a few of our champs, in a show of great agility and courage, made it all the way to the top!
For the remainder of our time at the camp, the children hung out at the Jungle Gym, bouncing on the trampoline and swinging at the monkey-bars, laughing and chatting and doing what they do best – playing and having a great time. And then, all too soon, it was time to head back to school. With a final picture that captured this thrilling day, beaming faces and all, we bid farewell to Kamshet and to an adventure that was perfect in every way, content in our knowledge that there shall be many more such adventures in the years to come.
Ms. Karishma, Ms. Shilpa and Ms. Jenifer