Miss Long is planning a World Challenge trip to Swaziland in July 2018 for current Years 8 and 9.
The expedition will be run by World Challenge, the leading provider of life-changing school expeditions. The group will be accompanied by Miss Long, additional school staff plus a dedicated World Challenge Expedition Leader.
Education through exploration
World Challenge has over 28 years' experience organising student trips abroad, which gives them the global reach, vision and resources to create bespoke educational programmes, tailored to each team’s objectives. World Challenge provide 24-hour Operational Support to teams and their expertise and high standards are reflected in their prestigious accreditations.
Expeditions are arranged around five distinct phases. Planning & Preparation is student-led, from fundraising to fitness training and itinerary planning. During the Acclimatisation phase, Challengers get to grips with their new environment with an introductory trek or practical task. They must draw on their physical resources and work as a team during the Trekking phase, reaching remote and beautiful locations. The rewarding Project phase involves community or conservation work with World Challenge partners on the ground. The Rest & Relaxation phase is a chance to unwind and enjoy cultural and adventure activities from visiting ancient temples to zip lining and white water rafting.
World Challenge expeditions are designed to develop important life skills, helping students to:
- Hone teamwork and leadership skills
- Gain confidence and self-esteem
- Become more globally aware
- Enhance employment prospects
- Expedition phases
Full details will be available to parents during a presentation on Monday 14 November at 6:30pm. If you are interested in attending this evening, please see Miss Long for a letter.