Expeditions enhance teamwork, refine interpersonal skills, test endurance and help pupils gain outdoor experience-cum-education. The expeditions also cater to Adventure Component of the IAYP [International Award for Young People], formerly known as DEA, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
The safety and security of the pupils is paramount and the school endeavours to take care of the same. All groups in the past have been closely supervised by escorts, comprising of AVS staff and outsourced operators. Outsourced operators with adequate experience are chosen to facilitate the expeditions. Discussions with Group Leaders follow to ascertain what is expected of them and their group in an emergency situation. First Aid kits and contingency money is parked with the Group Leader.
In the past, the school has explored trekking routes such as Sandakphu, Pahlut, Rimbick, Kalapokhri, Zongri in West Bengal, Dirang, Bomdilla and Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh, the Living-Root Bridge Trek and trekking routes around Cherrapunji in Meghalaya. Other areas which have also been explored are Shillong, Darjeeling and Sikkim.
The school’s endeavour has always been to make the expeditions safe, enjoyable and memorable. The school is considering reviving expeditions. Keen and qualified tour operators with proven track record, who are ready to accept responsibility of safety and security of pupils and sign a contract with the school, are encouraged to submit their proposals / draft itinerary to Dean of Activities, firstname.lastname@example.org