All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy is a time-tested proverb. It signifies how important recreation is in the development of children.
Having completed their final exams recently, it was natural for our PUC students to drive the stress out of their body and mind, and re-energise themselves. Being YCS members and having participated in various activities during the year, bringing laurels to the parish, a celebration was also due.
Therefore, an outing was planned for April 14 to GRS Fantasy Park, Mysore. The excitement of the members was evident by the fact that despite being asked to assemble at the church premiers at 3.30 am, many were present at 3.00 am!
The outing began at 3.45 am. They covered the route singing and dancing. At 10.45 am they reached GRS Fantasy Park. They enjoyed all the water games and adventure games until they were left with no more energy. There were drummers to enthral visitors with their excellent drumming skills. There was also a dance performance by children. The food, through vegetarian, was perfectly suited to the taste of youngsters, and they ate to their heart’s content and energised themselves.
The YCS members were in for a unique experience at the GRS Snow Park, where the landscape of the North Pole is beautifully recreated. Donning jacket, gloves and gum boots, they almost resembled Eskimos. There was the characteristic igloo and seats carved out of ice. And to those who wanted to warm themselves in the ice cold environment, there was piping hot tea and coffee! The children walked on the artificial snow, threw snowflakes at each other, pulled each other on the sledge made of inflates tyre tubes.
The fun at GRS Fantasy Park came to end at 6.45 pm as they headed back to Mangalore. However, as an anonymous person said, “children are more energetic after a day’s play than after an hour’s sleep”, the YCS members of Angelore - though physically tired - were full of spirit as they left GRS Fantasy Park.