What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare,
It’s time we prioritize our own health and outdoor dare!
14th and 15th February, 2020 were landmark days in the history of DPS Gr. Faridabad as for the very first time the agile, sporty and adventure- seeking parents of Classes Nursery and Prep students joined their little munchkins for the Happily Outdoors Adventure Camp of the Little Wonders’ Wing. It was organized and executedin collaboration with trained professionals from ‘Great Rocksport Pvt.’
We cannot underestimate the importance and benefits of outdoor activities in the lives of our children. When children are helped and allowed to experience risk in a semi-controlled way, it helps develop their ability to deal with it and pumps up their self-confidence. It builds leadership skills, improved focus and determination. It increases their emotional quotient and inculcates social skills as they work collaboratively.
This camp was organized by DPS Gr. Faridabad with the view of assuming its responsibility to steer its Dipsites away from the enslavement of T.V, Mobile, I-pad and video game menaces and bringing them into the lap of nature with physical activity and outdoor adventure.
The ground of DPS Gr. Faridabad came alive with the spirited and stimulating presence of 450 parents and 271 students from Nursery and 350 students from Prep.
The day began with an energetic Zumba session with Ms. Gurvita. Thereafter the Rocksport leaders directed the parents towards their team tents from where their expedition began.
The various activities parents and students explored were-Laser Beam, Hamster Wheel,Sport Climbing, Hippity- Hop Race, Magical Maze, Commando Net,Tug-off-War, Burma Bridge, Zip Line, Commando Crawl, Hop Scotch and Tent Pitching. All teams contested passionately to win the accolades and the goodies. Their war cries of each one being the best reverberated enlivened the DPS Gr. Faraidabad ground and the competition became even fierce.The sporting spirit of the parents was commendable.
The bubbling energy and enthusiasm provided everyone an opportunity to make memories to cherish for a lifetime. The parents’ decision to unplug from the monotonous office routine and spend time with their little valentines acted like a catalyst to increase the fun quotient by leaps and bounds. Perhaps it was the best Valentine’s Day gift for the kids.
It’s was a phenomenal day, a day full of power- packed action and happenings. Everyone tuned in and joined Siddharth Sir to whirl and twirl to the tunes of Bhangra! Finally,the most awaited moment of the day was there. The winners of the day were felicitated by our respected Principal, Ms. Surjeet Khanna who also extended a heartfelt thanks to everyone for making the event a grand success. The culmination of this celebration of togetherness and camaraderie was with the vote of thanks presented by the esteemed Headmistress Ms. Ritu Jain who expressed her gratefulness to the parents for their undying support and cooperation.