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Class X, XI & XII Venture Into the Forest

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After a long hiatus from venturing into the forest, Class X, XI and XII students had the opportunity to have a tryst with nature. Class wise treks were organized from the 24 – 26th of November, where students and teachers set out on mini treks through the wildlife-filled Velliangiri forest  to what is popularly referred to as the Second Stream, a forest clearing sporting a number of hidden waterfalls. Even with the crisp chill in the air, students leapt into the water and rejuvenated themselves in the mountain spring. Needless to say all had a splashing good time.

 

One student shares her experience:

25th November started with us hungrily devouring large amounts of Chocos, casually ignoring the 6km trek that lay ahead of us. We proceeded to a pleasant discussion with the accompanying teachers about the possibilities of being chased by wild elephants and maintaining forest etiquette. Everything seemed like a bad idea but never had I been more wrong.

We reached the electrical fence that separated the ashram and the Velliangiri forest at around 9 am. The 6 km trek lead us to a solitary stream pocketed away in the depths of the sleepy forest (otherwise known as Second Stream). We soaked and swam in the cold, fresh water for a comfortable couple of hours before trekking uphill along the stream, leaping from one rock to another, feeling more like agile animals than a petrified, confused lot of board-going students. After having a surprisingly sumptuous meal on the lap of the singing waterfall, we pulled our jocks up to trek our way back into the realm of normal life around 2:00 pm.

This is one of the many breathtaking experiences that Isha Home School has given me.

– Oviya T, Class XII