‘Initiative and Empathy’ was the learning focus for Grade 6 Inventurers who went to Uroli on their outbound trip. The students learnt the essentials of safe hiking and minimal impact camping and engaged in experiential activities, all towards building important life skills.
They learnt basic mountain etiquette, packing and map reading to name a few.
Students also engaged in experiential activities called ‘Tethered Together’ and ‘Build It Sell It’, where they come together as a group, build norms of engagement and complete a collective task that can only be achieved if each and every team member contributes and participates in the progress.
These activities helped them learn to compete with each other, view individual tasks in the context of a bigger picture, help others and seek support from others; thereby building their initiative and confidence.
Outbound trips are an integral and compulsory part of the Beyond Academics Program at Inventure Academy. INME has collaborated with Inventure to create a graded curriculum, so that every year there is a fresh focus and area of learning against the backdrop of adventure activities in different locations. The students learn a variety of skills, both physical and mental, all of which helps to develop their confidence and capabilities.