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Picnic Reports

Stds I and II

The idea of going for picnic enthralled the students of Std I and II. On 8th January 2016 the students were all set to visit the Gravitational Gaming Centre Located in Mulshi Taluka.

They had fun during the entire journey with their friends. When they approached the picnic spot after One and a half hour drive, all of them started shouting in excitement. They had breakfast of Idli, Sambar and Bhel. Then the boys proceeded to get their favourite tattoos done while the girls were busy with nail art and mehandi. The students were then taken to the gaming zone where they experienced different games like Commando net, Spider web, Rope bridge, Adventure game and Body motion. After a sumptuous meal, it was time for DJ Music, the all time favourite with the kids. They sang and danced to the popular songs.

At 3:00 pm it was time for us to leave. The children were segregated route wise and were seated in their respective buses. I heard the kids saying it was an amazing day out.

Stds III and IV

Picnics add spice to out life. It gives students a temporary relief from their studies. Every year our school organises a class picnics, this year students of STD III and IV went for their picnic on 11th December 2015 to the Shantivan Resort. The students were assembled in school and the journey began at 8:30 am. The students were accompanied by their class teachers and PE teachers. We reached the resort by 10:30 am. Shantivan is a lake view picnic spot, started in the 90’s located at the back water of Khadakwasla Dam

Students were excited to see the place and eager to know about the place. As we reached students were given breakfast and later they were taken around the resort. There were various interesting things in the resort such as fish aquariums, bird house, Jungle book: A cave like structure displaying some of the endangered species of animals and birds etc.

After that they were taken to see the magic show which all students looked forward to. The magician performed some amazing tricks which both the students and teachers enjoyed.

The next event was the DJ dance. All students danced on the floor with a lot of energy. There were also exciting sports activities and children’s play area where children played thoroughly.

After the fun packed and tiring morning we all headed for lunch. The students enjoyed the delicious lunch and later they had some refreshments.

Shantivan helped students to come close and interacted with nature, was a total stress buster experience for students as well as for teachers.

Stds VIII and IX

The picnic for grade 8th and 9th was arranged in The Royal and magnificent Fort JadhavGADH on 14th January 2016. Built in 1710 by “Pilaji Jadhav Rao”, a valiant Maratha general, the JadhavGADH fortress lies in the heart of the Jadhav Wadi – a 25 acre Land to the east of Pune restored in 2007. An imposing and impressive structure, the Fort JadhavGADH Pune is now a unique luxury hotel and it stands, quite literally, in two worlds: the traditional and the modern.

The students assembled at school at 7.30 am, had their breakfast and left for the venue by 8.45am.

Mrs Swapna Nair, Mrs Harmeet R. and Mrs Remmya P. accompanied the students for their picnic. The students reached the venue by 10.am. As soon as we entered the fort the students were greeted in the typical Maharashtrian style with kumkum etc, and then a welcome drink was served to the students.

The trip consisted of the following activities arranged by the Fort JadhavGADH staff.

  1. Guided Audio Tour of the Fort.

  2. Guided Tour of the Royal Museum.

  3. Games like Volleyball, Badminton, Cricket, Football

  4. Activities like Tug of war and Treasure –Hunt

  5. Indoor Games: Caroms, Chess.

  6. Special Aarti at the 300 year old temple in the morning- On Request.

  7. Complimentary Usage of Royal Lawns.

Students enjoyed the Football match in the Royal lawns. They were very enthusiastic about the treasure hunt organised by the Fort JadhavGADH staff. The winning team of Treasure hunt was given a prize. After the game the students were served with savouring cuisines during the lunch which they relished very much.

After the lunch, an audio tour to the Museum was arranged wherein the students were able to witness a variety of artefacts, ornaments, vessels, dresses, accessories etc used by the Peswas. The students were then served with tea and cookies.

Overall it was a very memorable and joyous trip.

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