Loyola is situated amidst rolling green hills that become even greener during the Monsoons. There is a small valley just
behind the school where students can go to learn about nature from first principles – observing the struggle of the tadpoles
in the stream or observing the flight of butterflies on the wild-flowers, they learn valuable life-lessons that are so necessary
for success in the real world.
The hill also serves another important purpose – cross-country training. Many an Ex-Loyolite will remember the regular
short cross-country run to Black-Rock or White-Rock, and the occassional longer version that also included Four-Poles.
These cross-country runs may have been enjoyed or resented at the time but no one can deny that they help to develop some
very important qualities in the students – endurance and will-power – qualities that will enable students to face and overcome
many a challenge in their journey through life.