The list of skills learned by students on expedition is long; leadership, responsibility, organisation, communication, resilience and empathy to name a few. But more than that, for many it is the first time their eyes are opened to the wider world, helping them gain some perspective on what really matters.
Of course, parents worry about their children, often about whether they are giving them too much responsibility or not enough. Our experience is that with great planning and clear communication throughout the process parents have a really positive experience too, and that is incredibly important to us.
My son went on expedition as my little boy. He returned a young man, more mature, more considerate, and ready for University and anything else in his future life.
Parent, Rother College
We think that our lead teachers are amazing, we simply could not do what we do without them. We appreciate the time that they are giving is precious, so we always make sure that our technical and skills training is to the very highest standard. We often hear from teachers that just being on expedition enhances skillsets, that it’s an amazing CPD experience in its own right.
We love to see the sense of pride schools rightly feel in their returning students. It’s infectious!
We always get our students to talk about what they have done in assembly when they come back, it’s an achievement for which the whole school is proud, we keep in touch with our project community and it’s a brilliant reminder to the students that the world can be viewed in a very different way to their own.
Victoria, Head Teacher, London
We work very hard with our development partners to make sure that projects are always developed carefully with the local community and are fully sustainable. We have worked with many of these communities for years, they have become old friends, and pretty inspirational ones at that!
We understand that the world is our business, so being part of it, trying to make a positive impact and seeing how that really changes the students that we work is such a privilege.
When groups participate in our local projects it is such a great example of ‘Communities Helping Communities.’ These projects are mutually beneficial for visiting students and local communities. Ultimately, mutual understanding and respect lead to a safer, more prosperous world.
Better Lives Organisation, Cambodia
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