- A group of 22 boys and 21 girls set out for an adventure trip to Rocky Island in a valley near Darjeeling, West Bengal. The group left for the adventure destination on 20 Mar 15 night by train and was accompanied by Director (Pastoral Care), two House Mistresses and two Sports Teachers. Having reached the railhead New Jalpaiguri the next morning, they left for Rocky Island by chartered buses. The thrill began almost immediately when they stopped by a fresh water stream en route to relish their breakfast. Finally they reached the place by noon. The group was accommodated in tents and huts with the support of simple bathroom/toilet and a kitchen with open dining space. Children enjoyed their all meals followed by washing of their utensils themselves. The main focus this time was Rock Climbing and Trekking. A special care was taken throughout the trip to ensure their safety and security. Children freely roamed around in the surrounding hills and along streams along with instructors and escorts. For most of the children it was the first brush with adventure and outdoor life. They were also given an opportunity to bathe in the stream nearby which had crystal clear water, beautiful sandy banks and rocky outcrops in the surroundings. They swam and were made to wade through challenging width of the stream, learning to work as a team with close coordination to cross the fast flowing channel with force and rhythm. During the afternoon session they practiced to erect tents and shelters with natural wood and minimum material available. In the evening the group involved wholeheartedly in campfire where voluntary participation with the music and dance and group games was noteworthy. Among other activities conducted during the camp were rappelling and steel wire sliding. On 23 Mar morning the group was guided to trekking through hills and deep forests and streams. They were taught various types of knots to be used while making support systems to cross streams etc and also given training on survival tactics in jungle. By afternoon the group departed for New Jalpaiguri to return to Guwahati by rail. The group reached MBRS by the next day morning. The participants learned not only basic life skills to survive through a jungle but it also strengthened their confidence. The trip has been a huge success and many of them can't wait for the next available opportunity to return to those environs again!