The annual Monsoon trip this year was scheduled from 19th-21st August 2019. 136 IB students across grades 11 and 12 accompanied by 16 teachers went to Khanvel Resort in Silvassa. While planning for the trip this year it was decided to integrate into the schedule some key academic elements so that it would be a more enriching experience for the students.
On day 1, students went for a trek in the neighbouring area, which was primarily agricultural land. The hour-long trek was routed via lush green rice fields and students were accompanied by teachers as well as tour operators who had arranged the logistics for this trip. In the evening, the students worked with the language A and B teachers in sessions that were designed around the fact that they were far away from the concrete jungle of the city and right amid Nature. There was also a very informative talk by Mr Nikit on the impact of human development on the life of leopards in the jungles in the Mumbai region. Post dinner everyone rehearsed for the Inter House Talent show scheduled for day 2.
On day 2 the students were split into two groups and they rotated between a guided tour of one of India’s leading genset manufacturing units and visiting the local village school for interaction with the students. There was also a ‘Warli’ art painting workshop for everyone in the evening, conducted by local young artists. Post-dinner, the much awaited inter house competition saw tremendous showcasing of the many talents of our students. It was a keenly contested event that facilitated teamwork and encouraged the students to improvise and deliver the best in the limited time that they had to rehearse. This was a huge success and a great way to wind up the trip.