On 22nd December 2022, a hiking trip for students was conducted under the direction of Ms. Hind, a fitness and health enthusiast. All ELC teachers and students of Levels 3 & 4 were invited to sign up for the hiking trip to Bandar Al Khairan. The hike was attended by five teachers - Dr. Ahmed Al Abri, Dr. Reem Al Hosni, Ms. Omniyah Mussaikhan, and Ms. Rahma Al Amri - and 27 students. Many students were completely unfamiliar with the concept of walking a trail. Mr. Rashid Hamad Al Hashmi, an experienced guide and owner of the “Hiking Adventures” company guided the group on an easy path as it was the first time for many of the students and teachers on this hiking trip. He made it very easy with simple instructions to have an enjoyable trip. The group shared the location map and reached the starting point at 4 pm. It was a pleasant day for hiking with a cool breeze.
Ms. Hind provided healthy snacks such as bananas, dates, and protein bars. She made sure students had enough water to drink. The guide, Mr. Rashid, gave directions and made sure no one was left behind. The path offered many lovely scenes of mountains, lagoons, wild plants, hidden beaches, and of course the view of the Arabian Sea.
In the end, the group enjoyed drinking Arabian coffee while watching the sunset. New friendships were formed on the trip, stories were shared and delightful memories were created that the students could cherish forever.