"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”
Embarking on tours and treks is the best option for students to spend their time full of fun, and, the right opportunity to check one’s stamina, determination, and endurance. The occasion to explore new geographies and various cultures always paves the way to broaden our mind, induce fresher thought processes and teach lot survival techniques.
The traveling, touring and trekking for students is not a luxury rather should be treated as mandatory activities. Only by indulging in such fun activities, the students will be able to locate the hidden treasures of this beautiful earth and nature. With the growing competition in all fields, the tours and treks for students provide the way to acquire lot many life qualities, professional and leadership skills.
The student period is the most important one in the life of human beings where the first few important steps we take to aid in shaping up the future. Beyond the academic skills that the students acquire from schools, vocational classes, educational institutions, and colleges, there is an increased demand for life lessons to be learned from other sources.
The acquisition of life skills such as leadership abilities, business acumen, social responsibility, risk-taking capabilities and survival skills enhance their self-confidence, boost their energy levels, freshen up their mind and lead to more clarity in thoughts. The exploration of various places, especially the spaces surrounded by the riches of nature can trigger a way to absorbing such life skills through experiences.
The impact of nature on the well-being of human learning abilities can be well-defined by the words of the poet and travel writer Robert Louis Stevenson, "It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanates from the trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.”
Such renewed spirits open the fatigued minds, eyes, ears, and hearts to exploring things in different perspectives and to guide ahead for continuous learning.
When the students get an opportunity to go along with their friends on tours, the first thing they realise is the level of stamina they have. Having fun along with friends can be easily ruined if their overall physical health is not good. It is otherwise not easy to convince the students to take care of their overall health.
Trebound team has heard a lot happy stories from parents about their children positively changing their eating habits post tours and treks for students. They focus more on eating healthy and on time. Along with lot fun and enjoyment the students realise the importance of physical fitness as they engage in physically strenuous activities.
Eating right and on-time is one habit they voluntarily adopt while preparing for the tours and treks for children. They focus on eating the right calories, reduce the intake of junk food and acquires lot awareness about healthy eating. Isn’t a great relief for parents, especially?
Exercising and daily workouts for physical fitness becomes a routine in students’ lives when they prepare themselves for fun tours and treks. The perfect combination of healthy eating and the daily workout automatically lead to having a healthy life. Such daily regimen helps to keep a tab on the overall health. The students understand how each muscle in the body is moving and working based on every activity the body is undergoing.
Such sensitivity ultimately helps in identifying the specific needs of each and every bone and the muscle, they further focus on improving the overall health. For example, while trekking, the legs are the most active organs that require extra energy. Not only the legs help the students to move but also to carry the overall weight of the body where they undergo severe pressure. When the physical exercises become habitual, it becomes easy for students to accomplish the challenges during tours and treks.
When the physical health is taken care by making certain necessities as habitual, it leads to possessing a healthy mind as well. For example, when the students go on bike tours or cycling, nature beautifies their experience by being very kind to them. As the students ride ahead, they forget about the ‘stressful demands’ from routine life, where they get into the space where peace prevails along the pathway.
Trebound team has observed that the students starting the tours and treks with lot fun and excitement, at the end, even after spending hours together on strenuous activities, they become highly energetic yet extremely peaceful inside. John Muir, the Scottish Naturalist who is known as ‘John of the mountains’ for his trekking experiences, summarises it beautifully.
"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as the sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their freshness into you, and the storms their energy.”
No other activity like video games, movie times or any mall visits can be as advantageous as tours and treks for students. The greater insights and the positive changes in the gloomy thought processes occur when such fun and entertainment become a part of the life of a student.
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When the physical and mental health is taken care of, the student’s mind automatically turns into seeking more and learning further. The continuous observation of nature, beautiful earthly things, and different cultures infuse the importance of life values, tolerance, persistence, painstaking, determination and perseverance in the student’s minds. All these qualities are highly important in learning life skills such as survival skills, risk taking ability, planning capability and most importantly, they learn to manage time efficiently.
The qualities and skills listed above lead to naturally acquiring the leadership qualities. As they move in groups, during tours and treks, the students learn various communication strategies, build negotiation skills and pick up numerous stress management techniques.
When it comes to stress management, foremost among all, the students are away from daily pressures they handle due to academic burden and increasing competition. The distance from their stressful routine allows them to think without any fear and anxiety during tours and treks for students. Such lack of fear and anxiety leads to clarity in their thought process. When the mind works with lot clarity, and, combined with physical health, the ability to look at things in different perspective goes higher in a student’s life.
The words of Albert Camus beautifully enlighten the mindset of students when they go on tours and treks.
"A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.”
When they learn to manage stress at such a young age, reaching the stars is not far away. Having fun talking and laughing along with friends, the students get to admire at the enchanting vistas provided by the nature god. Hence, the worries and stressful incidents go far away, and, knock out the negativities from their lives on the way.
The most important factor here is the fun, enjoyment, and enlightenment the life brings in during the tours and trek for students. Trebound is very particular about making all the experiential learning a lot and lot of fun filled experiences. The mantra they follow while organising tours and treks for students is to prioritise the fun, and so the learning automatically follows.