Field Trip to Mountains Provides Learning Experience for ISC-Erbil Students

On Saturday, March 5, 2011, students from the International School of Choueifat-Erbil embarked on a field trip to the mountains. Organized by the school’s Student Life Organization and held during the national holiday, the activity gathered 45 tenth graders for a day of hiking and other outdoor activities.  

During the bus ride to the mountains, students sang popular songs and told stories, while looking forward to the day ahead.  Once at the mountain site, students and teachers worked together to set up a picnic lunch. “The students played a big role in this event—from organizing the details to planning out the lunch and even helping with the preparation of the food. They really demonstrated teamwork and organizational skills during the activity,” commented an ISC-Erbil teacher.

After lunch, students had a chance to go hiking and appreciate the scenery. Other students began a football match and even played alongside their teachers, who joined in the fun. “It was great to see the students enjoy their time. It was also great to see them pitch in to clear up the picnic supplies and garbage when the activity was over,” said another ISC-Erbil teacher.

Commenting on the outcome of the field trip and her contribution to it, ISC-Erbil 10th grader, Dania Naqshbandi, said, “This was a rewarding field trip because we were given the responsibility to plan for it. There were some moments of anxiety, but thankfully we pulled it off!” “By coordinating the event we now fully understand the effort that goes into planning such events and appreciate ISC-Erbil’s Student Life Organization more than ever,” stated ISC-Erbil 10th grader, Mohammed Nahro, who spearheaded the activity along with Alan Kamaladdin, another Grade 10 student.

The field trip to the mountains is one of the many SLO® activities and programs organized for students at ISC-Erbil. SLO® prefects regularly plan events and programs with the purpose of making a positive difference to the staff and students of the school.