Target Shooting @ Olive Planet....
Boarders 'shooting' towards another fun-filled Sunday.
Once again, the boarding team of Canadian International school imparted another awesome opportunity to the boarders to try out another adventurous activity- TARGET SHOOTING.
On 26th November,2017 students who signed up for this episode stood in front of the gate of our school tentatively waiting to board the bus as Mr. Nimesh (Our wonderful Boarding Parent) did a final head count and then the inevitable rush for the best seats on the bus followed.
Everyone was bubbling with enthusiasm as the spirit of the 'fighter,' peeked from each one of them.
After a 20 minutes ride, finally their wait was over as the school-bus parked in front of the destination- The Olive Planet Shooting Range. The 'camo,' aesthetic of the place successfully reminded of a military base camp. Every inch of the place was meticulously fuelling the thrill of our aspiring 'world-class shooters.'
Soon, one of the staff who reminded of an army personnel on duty (owing to his apparels) approached the group, inviting them to him with a flamboyant smile. He led the group to the backyard of the place, which had been quintessentially modelled into a shooting range. Each pair eyes twinkled as the gazes landed on the air guns and the shining small row of the ammunition- air-gun pellets. The excited students could not wait to test their infallible aiming skills. The coordinator gleamed at the infectious enthusiasm radiated by each of our fellow boarders. He did not give a long dragging speech instead he kept the precautionary advice short and to the point- "Fun and not pesky injuries is what we want...Isn't it? so, the aim is to be directed only toward the target sheet, those tiny pellets can 'cause a lot of pain. Have fun!" And then who could have stopped our brave troop?
Each student armed with the air-guns and the ammo were all ready to blaze-away the target sheet. They were challenged to hit the bulls-eye at every count of three.
And on each count of one...two...and three.... Bang! the ammos went swiftly perforating the target. All the students aimed really phenomenally. They all learned a new skill indeed but most importantly these 'snipers,' had a lot of fun!!
The activity was made even better as they were shown around the place, where they got a glimpse of a range of real pistols, rifles, knifes and a range of military badges. It was an inspiring tour filled with gallant real-life stories of our brave Indian Army.
After this fun-filled trip, it was time to return to our cozy ‘base-camp’ (~Also known as, our beloved home away from home- The CIS Boarding) but not just yet...the famished lot got a treat of a homely traditional meal from the cafe, but were we satisfied?!...Nope! not until they crashed into the nearest McDonald's and had their fill. Oh well! with that the boarders had successfully turned another weekend wonderfully amazing!
~ Swati Biswas. (IB 1-JK)
I started my day with a good breakfast waiting for the chaitanya students to come over, however i was pretty worried about the fact that Saachi’s dad wanted to take us out earlier than the actual time planned. I wasn’t playing a huge role for the day and so i got excused. With a milk glass in my hand i went over to the gate with saachi to welcome the cute ones that were practically my size. It was either i’m actually too small or the kids were big in size 😦
Ubbay and Laya were already there leading the kids to the stairs opposite the odeum according to their team colours and their spirit and enthusiasm made me feel good too. They cheered for their team on the way and i cheered with them. It was good. We started the event with some briefing and then went to our stations. I was in the rest station, where the kids just come to relax, talk, dance and do whatever that makes them feel comfortable. And of course, we needed music for that ! i was in charge of the music but i’m a gujurati so playing tamil songs was a bit of a challenge for me and so the staff took over. However, while i was still playing Lungi dance and a new song that is now my favourite, Vachinde, the kids enjoyed and loved it. The music made my bones move and i started dancing with the kids and that was probably my most favourite!! I went off for sometime and when i got back i see saachi teaching the little ones how to dab and they’re waaayyy too good at it. I didn’t want to leave so soon, the music, the dancing, the kids made me want to stay more and enjoy with them.
I did this last year as well, but last year was more of helping to get glasses and helping out in talking and interacting with the kids, this time i was mainly involved in the dancing and music. Overall, i had fun both years in helping since i got to experience two different things, I enjoyed all parts of the event that i was there for and look forward to it next year as well ☺
By : Amy - Grade 9