START THIS YEAR’S CAS 2013-14 WE DECIDED TO TAKE A TRIP TO GARBI
Friday 27th September all the CAS students from El Plantio
International School of Valencia, along with tutors and teachers set off on a
trip to Garbi. The idea was to cultivate a stronger team spirit amongst
students and staff.
in the village of SEGART, we then headed towards our final destination which
was the lookout at the top of Garbi. It took us over two hours of climbing and
descending and going the wrong way!! However the most important aspect of the
trip was that we spent the whole day away from the school in a different
environment enjoying nature, the scenery and most of all the company of
students from other classes and of course teachers.
of the most important lessons that I feel the students have learnt is that it
is very important to go well prepared for hiking in the mountains, especially when
the weather was really hot and there were no fountains in which to drink water. Carrying
enough water really was thus essential.
factor that had to be considered was that students had to realise that everyone
has their own pace when it comes to hiking and therefore it was important not
to try and push others to keep up with yours. Team spirit was the order of the
we stopped for lunch there was solidarity amongst the group when it came to sharing
out food and water as there are always some that are more scatterbrained than
others when it comes to being organised on a trip!! It was a great day and fun
was had by all.
team spirit came to the fore when we started to descend as some of the group
had difficulties in steep areas with loose rock. Others were patient and waited
and also helped the former so that they remained calm and relaxed on the