On Saturday the 2nd of June 2012, the A level students went for a walk up to the top of the hill next to the Tea Factory. The boys left the Lushington campus at 9:45 am and the girls left the Selborne campus at the same time. We met in front of Stone House, Old Ooty and proceeded further. (Stone House is the first structured building made out of one big stone cut into blocks to form a complete building, from which Ooty gets its name). We met with curious looks from the residents of Old Ooty village, as we went past their small huts, crossed the smelly, overflowing gutters and reached Missionary Hill. From there, it was a steep climb upwards, first up wide steps, then along a muddy pathway and finally through the prickly gorse bushes. After walking for about an hour, we reached our destination, Ghori Shola (next to a reservoir which was unfortunately almost dry). It was very hot and humid. Our long-awaited breakfast arrived in the School Victa driven by Mr. Richard Sam. Everyone enjoyed the sandwiches prepared by the Inglises, and the Sundarams' idlis, peanut chutney and chicken korma. After an hour spent enjoying nature and fellowship, we started on our way back to town. We were tired after the long walk but happy to have enjoyed the last outdoor activity together as A levels for this academic year.