A day out at Gorai Beach

We’ve just had our first ALF trip! On a bright Sunday morning we all assembled at Marve Ferry in Malad–a good hour’s journey from our usual meeting place in BKC–ready to take the ferry across to Gorai Beach.

Near Marve Ferry
Near Marve Ferry

After the short journey across to Gorai Beach and a hearty breakfast, we had a game prepared by Nutan and Uroosa, who had spent Saturday working hard to get the game ready and the paperwork printed. Girls were challenged to find and present a long list of objects in just a few minutes. The teams were formed by Stephen ahead of time, and comprised of members who don’t usually get the chance to work together….after a few moments of awkwardness, girls were all racing around the resort searching for the objects required.

Arul, Anupa and Iram check the list of items they have to find
Arul, Anupa and Iram check the list of items they have to find

Next, girls got into a big circle to play Ultimate Ninja. They were bemused as their teachers demonstrated their ninja moves, and soon got into the game and enjoyed plotting surprise ninja attacks!

Tamara and Stephen demonstrate how to play Ultimate Ninja
Tamara and Stephen demonstrate how to play Ultimate Ninja

After this, we played a variety of games, including Tank and Driver (played in pairs) and Capture the Flag (in fours). Girls learned about teamwork and trust as they struggled to make the right strategic decisions for each situation.

Tank and Driver game:  Ashwini (the driver) guides Jhanvi (the tank)
Tank and Driver game: Ashwini (the driver) guides Jhanvi (the tank)
Girls enjoyed the chance to spend some time with Roopa
Girls enjoyed the chance to spend some time with Roopa

The day passed quickly and ended with a quick visit to the beach and an impromptu biology lesson as we discovered thousands of hermit crabs exposed by the receding tide.

We even had time to splash about a bit at the end!
We even had time to splash about a bit at the end!

It was a great day bonding and learning about each other. Girls had fun playing games and at the same time learning important skills such as teamwork. We can’t wait for our next ALF trip to have more fun and learn something new!

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