Children benefit in many ways by undertaking visits away from home with their peers from school. We strongly believe that these benefits include building independence and moral strength and allowing them to gain new perspectives on the world. By staying away from home and coming into contact with a different environment or even a new culture or language, children can better understand their place in the community and develop an openness to differences in others.
From a learning viewpoint, the activities must allow the children to be able to think about some of the risks on their terms; we must be able to provide a sense of challenge at different times. We often talk about getting outside of your comfort zone, which is simply a metaphor for learning. When a child pushes the edges of that comfort zone, this is when the learning begins.
We value our expedition programme for the opportunities it provides our children and teachers to grow together – to get to know each other in a different setting and see each other as more than Teacher and Student. We are mindful of the wonderful learning that takes place on well planned and coordinated expeditions where risk is minimised but the challenge is presented.
Our expedition programme as follows
- Grade 2 overnight stay at Singapore Zoo.
- Grade 3 the children do an overnight stay in Singapore. This is an adventurous, outdoor team building session.
- Grade 4 children travel into southern Malaysia.
- Grade 5 a three-night expedition to Malaysia.
- Grade 6 trip to Indonesia where they spend two days of the expedition in a local school.