Shri Natesan Vidyasala, Mannivakkam, organised a free fantasy Eco-adventure tour at Yelagiri Hills for its students. About 43 students who excel in studies, sports, co-curricular, extra curricular activities, best N.C.C Cadets and President awardees in Scouts and Guides, were selected to be part of the four-day tour to Yelagiri hills. They underwent training in rock-climbing and rappling, river crossing, trekking in the jungles bouldering and traverse crossing. Students were also trained in tent making, mountain terms and mountain hazards, identifying rare herbal plants, observing the life styles of various birds and wild animals.
They were taught about the importance of environmental protection. Yoga, meditation, personality development programmes, group discussion and team building activities, were other aspects of the tour. Students exhibited their talents in singing, dancing and mimicry during camp fire every night.
The training was given by five teachers and a seven member team of mountaineering experts led by Thirulogachandran and Elango.
“Since the inception of school, more than 750 students got such experience and exposure to the outside world through such free fantasy tours, says Gayathri Ramachandran,” principal of the school.