The Latest News in Experiential Learning at Indiahikes

The Latest News in Experiential Learning at Indiahikes

Category Experiential Learning

Ekya School's Weekend Adventure: Strengthening Friendships and Embracing New Beginnings through Trekking

June 15 to 16, 2024 Bangalore - Two groups of students from grade 9 of the Ekya School set off to explore the scenic trails on the outskirts of Bangalore with Indiahikes.

This adventure was part of Ekya's Transitional Outbound Programme, aimed at helping students reflect on their new roles as seniors, build bonds with classmates, and meet the new academic year with renewed purpose.

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Ekya School students enjoy the sweeping views from Bananthimari Betta

Their destination? The stunning Bananthimari Betta trek. As students walked through forests and made their way to the gorgeous summit, they engaged in specially-designed activities to encourage self-reflection and personal growth.

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A chance to slow down and bond

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Coming together for activities and reflections

Few spaces are more ideal than the outdoors for self-discovery. Unstructured, outdoor settings that inspire awe provided the perfect backdrop for students to connect with classmates and re-connect with themselves in meaningful ways.

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Nature and adventure are ideal mediums for reflection and learning

After a weekend of reflection, adventure, and bonding, we hope the students have carried back with them not just memories of the trek, but greater energy and determination for the year ahead.

Abhi Study Circle Completes its 4th Experiential Learning Trek with Indiahikes

June 16, 2024 Himachal Pradesh - Seventeen students from Abhi Study Circle, a Delhi-based tutorial and coaching centre, have completed their Himalayan Expeditioners Program on the Bhrigu Lake trek.

The most advanced Outdoor Leadership Program Indiahikes offers for schools, Himalayan Expeditioners is an immersive experience, pushing students out of comfort zones. The beauty and challenges of trekking, along with specifically-designed activities help students imbibe attitudes and behaviours for success in life.

Sahil Arora, founder of Abhi Study Circle and an avid trekker, is an advocate of the joys of trekking and how transformative it can be. This is Abhi Study Circle's fourth trek with Indiahikes.

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Students of Abhi Study Circle at Bhrigu Lake

IIT Delhi Students and Alumni Complete Unforgettable Trek to Benog Tibba

June 1 to 2, 2024 Dehradun - The students and alumni of IIT Delhi have returned from an unforgettable two-day trek to Benog Tibba. This special adventure brought together past and present students, offering a unique opportunity to forge deeper personal connections and strengthen bonds within the IIT Delhi community.

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IIT students and alumni at Benog Tibba

Christ University Students Complete Indiahikes Social Immersion Programme

June 1 to 4, 2024 - Himachal Pradesh: Students of Christ University completed the Indiahikes Social Immersion Programme - a programme enabling first-hand understanding of the challenges faced by communities living in rural India.

The Indiahikes Social Immersion Programme is designed to immerse students in real-world learning experiences beyond the classroom. The students' commitment to broadening their horizons and contribute positively to society is truly commendable.

Read more about our College Programmes

Polaris India Pvt. Ltd. Team Completes Memorable Day Hike to Channarayana Durga

June 1, 2024 Bangalore - An enthusiastic team of 28 from Polaris India Pvt. Ltd. went on a memorable day hike to Channarayana Durga, on the outskirts of Bangalore. Beyond enjoying the great outdoors; the team was looking to bond deeper and encourage healthy, sustainable living.

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Perserverance; even after stormy weather

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Team work makes the dream work

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Prakriti School students from Grade 5 - 7 after completing the Bijli Mahadev trek

Prakriti School Students return from two Experiential Learning treks with Indiahikes

May 7-10, 2024 Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh - Students from Prakriti School, Noida, recently participated in two Experiential Learning treks with Indiahikes. Grades 5-7 went on the Bijli Mahadev trek in Manali, while the older students set off for an adventure to Deoriatal Chandrashila.

"The contrasting experiences of the Deoriatal Chandrashila and Bijli Mahadev treks offered something valuable for all students. The older learners pushed their physical and mental limits on a challenging trek, while the younger learners gained confidence and appreciation for magic that unfolds in groups. Ultimately, both groups returned home with a newfound respect for nature’s grandeur and a sense of accomplishment that will stay with them for years to come," writes the school.

Read more about their experience here

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Prakriti School students at the Deoriatal Chandrashila summit

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Teacher from MG School for Excellence and Indiahikes facilitators

Indiahikes Organises A Workshop on Outdoor Experiential Learning for MG School for Excellence

May 22, 2024 Bangalore - The Indiahikes team organised an immersive workshop on Experiential Learning for the teachers of MG School for Excellence. Led by our facilitators Ramon Dharma Rajan and Spoorthi Shetty, the workshop dove deep into the what, why, and how of Experiential Learning to enhance student engagement and learning outcomes.

Here's a list of some of the teachers' takeaways:

  • Understanding Emotions: Teachers now see students' emotions more clearly and appreciate their individuality.
  • Redefining Leadership: Everyone has leadership potential, and it can be nurtured through specific activities.
  • Reflective Learning: Emphasising reflection through daily diary periods for deeper insights.
  • Kolb's Learning Cycle: Enhanced reflection and team performance in sports and beyond.
  • Fun Ice Breakers: Boosting classroom engagement and rapport.
  • Modern Learning Solutions: Tackling boredom and short attention spans through Experiential learning.
  • Collaborative Growth: Strengthening bonds and understanding diverse teaching methodologies.

We're happy that the workshop offered new perspectives into how educators can help students learn. Write to learning@indiahikes.com if you would like to introduce Outdoor Experiential Learning in your school.