The VCIS students were all aglow during their field trip at JEST Camp last January 7, 2017, in Subic, Zambales. It was a day filled with sunshine and adventure, and being one with nature gave the students fresh discoveries outside school.
The Grades 1–10 geared up for hours of trip to see and meet some rare birds during their Aviary tour. They also enjoyed their close encounter with the ostriches while feeding them using their hands. After the feeding activity, their eyes feasted on beautiful butterflies at the Butterfly Farm, preserved arthropods at the Insectarium, and more unique birds at the caged bird house. Following the animal tour, students brought their energy out during the Maze activity.
The camp’s staff and trainers also showed their indigenous skills in jungle survival and taught the students how to craft basic camp and kitchen utensils out of bamboo and start a fire without a match. Students were all at awe to discover that one can have a complete course meal out of a single bamboo! Fun activities didn’t stop at the survival demo when students were brought to Magaul Bird Park to witness the live and spectacular bird show that concluded the trip. Truly, it was a day well spent in the open air for the whole VCIS community!