Students indulged in a full-on military experience as they spent the day at the Egyptian Paratroopers base.
Throughout the month of October, high school and middle school students from both Shorouk and First Settlement campuses got the opportunity to visit the Egyptian Paratroopers base.
The trip began at the military lecture hall where students received a presentation about what it meant to be an Egyptian Paratrooper and the value of patriotism and how all what they were about to witness was used during the 6 October War and its importance in the final victory. Breakfast was served at the base’s dining hall and followed by an educational visit to the onsite museum; different riffles and statues were on display.
Real life active Paratroopers escorted the NIS students to witness the stimulating parachuting process. The excitement didn’t stop there, they were taken to a military training site where officers meticulously aimed at targets with live ammunition. An Egyptian flag with long live Egypt written on it came down, once the target was hit.
The students were were in awe, some of them expressed that they would jump at the opportunity to join in activities such as those performed by the paratroopers.
“The trip was a very fun experience, we were able to see, first hand, how they train and witness the adrenaline rush they experience,” said eleventh grader, Khaled Sami.
The trip was a perfect match for all those students who share interest and passion for the military life, weapons and aircrafts; the students lived the adventure of an officer through the onsite training they witnessed.