Florence Public School hops onboard the Hiking Club wagon

On July 9th, 2015, North Bangalore’s Florence Public school decided to add some excitement to their curriculum. The school authorities wanted their students to be strong, intelligent, motivated and adventurous through experience, rather than by being taught. That’s when Indiahikes’ Hiking Club entered the scene.

Through Hiking Club, the children will learn nuances of outdoor adventure, interact with experienced mountaineers and more, on a weekly basis. They’ll go out on treks regularly, first in Karnataka and then in the Himalayas! The students are clearly thrilled and can’t wait to get their trekking shoes on!

Here’s a sneak peak into how the day rolled out.

The principal of Florence, Ms. Abida Begum, later took over the stage and spoke to her students about how they can all have their own Man vs. Wild shows!
The principal of Florence, Ms. Abida Begum, later took over the stage and spoke to her students about how they can all have their own Man vs. Wild shows!
Vishnu and Mohammad Kareem were selected as President and Secretary of the school’s Hiking Club
Vishnu and Mohammad Kareem were selected as President and Secretary of the school’s Hiking Club
“Who all are heroes here!”
“Who all are heroes here!”
And then the real action began. How do we pitch tents on concrete?
And then the real action began. How do we pitch tents on concrete?
The students figured out the tents in less than 15 minutes! Here’s an in-the-making shot.
The students figured out the tents in less than 15 minutes! Here’s an in-the-making shot.
And then they were ready to pose with their erected tent!
And then they were ready to pose with their erected tent!

It was a fun-filled day for the students and for all of us from Indiahikes. Like the Principal, Ms. Abida Begum, said, we all felt child-like glee simply thinking about trekking in the Himalayas! Maybe it’s time for all of us to head to the mountains!

To start Hiking Club in your school, write to 

Saranbir Singh : saranbir@indiahikes.in

 

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