High up above the 35 acre heritage campus, in the BCS forest between the Deodar trees was a different kind of monkey last weekend for the Obstacle course house finals.
On Saturday 23 April, Bishop Cotton School, Shimla welcomed Dr K B Gokulachandran, the current Superintendant of the State Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau in Shimla, as the chief guest to BCS House Obstacle course finals.
Dr Gokulachandran is a man of many talents – a trained dentist, an all-round sportsman and an accomplished musician. He congratulated the boys on their athleticism, bravery and resilience in overcoming the challenges of the course.
The Challenge Cup was won by Rivaz (*pic attached) and the Junior group of Curzon boys won gold medals (*pictured)
The commando-like obstacle course set in the forest on top of the school is one of a kind in India and is the hardest sport the boys train in. For the past 6 weeks Cottonians have battled hard on the 15 obstacle agility course, building up their strength, both physically and mentally, to overcome their fear of heights. The toughest obstacle is the 15 foot high horizontal rope which involves climbing 10 foot up a tree and then walking across a tight rope – using balance, courage, strength and speed. There is also a challenging 10 foot high cement wall for the seniors to scramble over, wires meshes to scramble over and under, a double-ditch jump, rope swings and bridges.