ISLAMABAD – Beaconhouse Margalla Islamabad International Baccalaureate branch arranged a retreat for its year 1 and 2 students.
The activity ‘Back to Nature’ took place at Moor Jang, Kalar Kahar, where students and teachers stayed at camps in wilderness for three days. The objective of the retreat was to make students perform creativity, activity and service activity; a core component of the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma programme.
Students hiked uphill to conduct rappelling, an exercise in which they moved down a steep incline by means of a double rope secured above and paid out gradually in the descent. At base camp, they also had a chance to cut and collect wood logs for campfire, and learnt about types of wood suitable for fire.
On Day 2, the students built their own rafts in two groups and tested them for rafting down the hill in a serene fresh water pond. This creative activity was, ‘once in a life time chance’ elaborated few students. Students also carried out enjoyed cliff crossing as the last activity of exhilarating extreme retreat.