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Field Trips / Excursions

Grade VIII – Reaching Beyond

The students of grade VIII went on a tour of Mandagini Seals, a factory in Royapuram. Upon reaching, we were first taken to the biogas plant which converts food waste into methane that can then be used as fuel for cooking. We were also given an insight into its eco- friendly working process which helps to preserve the environment.

We also had an overview of the manufacturing process, unloading bay, storage area, manufacturing machinery, packaging materials and the store where all the finished goods are kept for Quality Control check. We were then given a yoga presentation where we were taught the importance of health and hygiene and the evolution of packaging.  The visit ended with a lunch hosted by them.

The tour, our first to a factory, was an insightful and interesting learning experience.

- Ananya.R, grade VIII

After the factory visit, the students visited “Uthavum Nanbargal”, a home for the destitute as part of the ‘Joy of Giving’. This was an attempt to reach out of society and appreciate the less fortunate.  The orphanage, with around 30 children was small and clean. The children there are given free education till their graduation/marriage. We shared the gifts that we had taken with us. It was one of the most memorable trips ever.

- Kavya Ramesh, grade VIII

Grade X – The Munnar Diaries  

Bags heavy and hearts light, the students of grade X set out on their long awaited excursion to Munnar, Kerala. We stayed at Kalypso camp, Suryanelli  for  3 days, participating in team and character building activities. Going head to head trying to earn points in order to win a special prize at the end, one would expect team hostilities, yet instead all it did was bring us all closer to one another. The activities ranged from using pipes to pocket a marble into a hole to designing, building, and testing a raft fit for 6. We got a chance to stay in Thekkady for one night and experience Kathakali, a traditional dance form and Kalaraipayattu, the skilled martial art form. The next day was just as beautiful, with the group taking a tour of the Periyar National Park. Overall, none of us could have asked for more.

- Aishwarya Mathanan, Grade X

 Grade IX – Lonavala Memoirs  

Our trip kicked off to a wonderful start, as  we boarded the flight to Pune. We took a bus to the campsite, where we were warmly received with hot chocolate. We were introduced to the instructors and campsite rules. We camped in underground dorms, a different experience entirely. We were on our toes all the four days with activities evenly spaced out. We had fun Rappelling, Rock climbing, Trekking, Hiking, Swimming in lakes and Raft building. divided into 4 groups. The overall experience allowed us an opportunity to come out of our comfort zone and make new friends.

-  R Harini,  Grade IX

Grade XI – True Colours of Life

October 9-14, 2017 

This year’s outbound trip for class XI was to Munnar and Thekkady. In Munnar (Suryanelli) we lodged at a campsite called Kalypso. We participated in various activities like minefield, keypunch, bullring and many more. Some of our personal favourites were raft building and the one and half hour trek through the cardamom plantation nearby. The trek was arduous but the view at the end was worth all the effort.

Two days later, we were off to Thekkady. We witnessed an awe inspiring Kathakali performance, where got a glimpse of the different mudras and key movements involved in this art form. The stunning Kalaripayattu demonstration also gave us an opportunity to interact with the performers at the end of the show. We enjoyed the boat safari at the Periyar Tiger Reserve, all the while waiting to see some animals.

- Shruthi Jayaraman, grade XI 

Bake Me a Biscuit – Grade IV

The trip to the Madras Bakery was full of fun and excitement. Though the trip was long, the ride with our friends made up for it. The sweet aroma of biscuits welcomed us into the factory. We first watched a documentary on the making of the confectionaries. We were then taken around to see the processing units and bakery equipments. We saw the bakers mixing the wheat, sugar and oil to give the biscuits the perfect shape. They were then baked and cooled before being packed. The best part was when we got to taste the freshly baked, hot biscuits. The trip inspired us to try making biscuits at home.

- Grade IV students

Right on Track – Junior Campus

The students of the junior campus got an opportunity to visit the rail museum. They got to see the train from both the inside and the outside and get a feel of a literal travel by train.

A Breath of Fresh Air – Grade XII

Students of grade XII went on a trip to Yelagiri a few months before their board exams to relax and rejuvenate.

Supermarket Visit – PP2

Visit to Waitrose Supermarket by students of PP2

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