The Scindia School offers opportunities in adventure activities such as Rafting, Trekking, Rock Climbing, etc. Besides these activities, students also go for a Mountaineering expedition during the summer vacations and the Cycling expedition after Founder’s Day.
Through participation in these sports, the boys learn that the strength of the mind rules over the bodies. They also learn problem solving, team building and self-reliance. It helps the boys develop a “can do" attitude and offers a non-competitive avenues of achievement.
No aspect of safety and acclimatisation is ever overlooked and every venture is supported by professional guidance.
The teachers who lead the mountaineering expedition have done the ‘Basic Mountaineering course’ and are a great motivating force for our boys. The Scindia School is a member of the Indian Mountaineering Federation. The School is also a member of IAYP (International Award for Young People). Students enroll under various categories as per their age group to complete the programme.
Early initiation into adventure activities happens from Class VI itself. The boys are given exposure of rock climbing, rappelling and jumaring on the rocks of Urwai Ghati under the watchful eye of professionals.
The School instituted an Award in memory of the Late Mr Anirudh Sharma for excellence in adventure Sports in April, 2011. The award is conferred on the student who participates in the maximum number of adventure activities during his stay in school.
- 18 students with three teachers scaled the peak Draupadi Ka Daanda which is at a height of 18000ft in the Garhwal Region. Prior to the climb, the entire team was given basic training at NIM Uttarkashi.
- During the summer vacations 3 students went to Spiti village in Himachal Pradesh to participate in the Solar Bath Project. They stayed at Komic village (4583ms) which is the highest Asian village with road connectivity. The boys enjoyed home stay with the locals and got a first hand exposure into the language, food and culture of that area. They also trekked till a height of 5000 mts.
- In October 2014 a team of 18 students and three teachers cycled from Agra to Gwalior covering a distance of 110 kms. Another team of 14 students and three teachers went on a Cycling Expedition from Bharatpur to Bikaner covering a distance of 501 km in end October, while yet another group of 31 students from class XI went for Rafting on Bhagirathi river. Yet another group of 120 students of Class VIII attended a 6 days Adventure camp at Bharat Scouts and Guide Pachmarhi in end October 2014.
- 138 students from classes VI-VIII completed an introduction course of Rock Climbing, Jumaring, Wall Climbing and Rappelling around the Gwalior Fort on 21st and 22nd February.