Our school had taken us on an educational trip to Mount Abu where it gave us the opportunity to connect with nature and be with our friends which gave us an opportunity to bond with our peers and get to know them better.
the learning outcomes which this activity catered to are:
LO1 Identify own strengths and develop areas of growth:
During this trip, I found out that I have better endurance strength than many of my peers along with me. I was able to adapt to the weather easily as compared to my friends which kind of gave me an upper hand as I adapted to the surroundings well.
LO 2:Â Demonstrates that challenges which have been undertaken developing new skills in process:
As we had to live in the middle of nowhere in tents in very cold weather was a challenge for everyone. Plus trekking in that harsh weather was very difficult as we used to have a trek for 5 to 6 hours every day which used to leave us exhausted but at the end of the day, we learnt so many new things which wouldn’t have been possible in the city.
LO 4:Â Show commitment to and perseverance in CAS experiences:
This trip showed perseverance as we did not have the option to go back home and had to perform all the activities whether we liked it or not. As there were many things that I didn’t want to do personally but had to do because it was a compulsion and I did each and every activity without giving up which made all the things worth it.
LO 5:Â Demonstrate the skills and recognise the benefits of working collaboratively:
this trip made me realize how easy things become if we work collaboratively. on treks, we used to guide the people who were behind us about the obstacles ahead so that they don’t get hurt. Even during caving, it was completely dark in the cave and we had to trust the person ahead of us blindly which made our bond with each other more strongly. And especially for me being the new girl in school, this trip was a great bonding experience for me.
The learner profile characteristics I achieved are risk-takers, balanced, caring, principled, thinker and reflective.