Jun 20, 2013
Students embarking on their Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award in Years 10 - 12 have been given the opportunity to complete their expedition in July 2011 in Namibia, as part of the World challenge scheme. This is a fantastic opportunity for them to explore another culture and in the process, carry out some community work in the country. It is our intention to spend over a week working in a school to develop links, share our skills and support their development. The students will take it in turns to lead the group when they are in Namibia which will further develop their leadership skills, and will also have the opportunity to access some of the popular tourist activities such as boat trips to see penguins, white water rafting, sand dune boarding and going on a safari trip. It is our intention that this trip will become a regular event in the Academy Calendar as we build up a lasting relationship with all pupils in the Academy and the partner school in Namibia. This will benefit younger pupils who will be able to benefit from this trip in future years.
- Fundraising activities so far have included car washing, cake stalls, copper collecting and raffles.
For more information on the World Challenge scheme visit: www.world-challenge.co.uk