NEW College works with World Challenge and Outlook Expeditions to offer an expedition which teaches life skills and expands minds outside the classroom. The life enriching month long expedition fosters both team and leadership skills.
In July 2011, working with World Challenge, the college’s expedition included about two weeks trekking in the Himalaya and a week doing some renovation work in a school. Photographs from the expedition can be found here and the blog of the early stages of the trip can be found here.
In 2012 the students visited Thailand and Cambodia with World Challenge.
In 2013, the expedition for students who started college in September 2011will be run in conjunction with Outlook Expeditions and will visit Namibia, Zambia and Botswana. As well as the opportunity to trek in the Namib desert, there will be a local project to get involved in and a chance to see the wildlife of the Okavango Delta and visit Victoria Falls. The details and itinerary of the expedition will be arranged by the students to reflect what they want from the trip.
If you are planning on coming to NEW College in 2012, the expedition in 2014 will be to Borneo. You will learn to dive and spend time working on a marine reserve. For those unable to learn to dive or who don’t want to dive, an alternative project will be available. There will be the chance for jungle trekking and survival skills as well as an ascent of Borneo’s highest peak. The wildlife of Borneo is fantastic.
If you are currently in year 11, watch out for information on this expedition at our Open Evenings/Open Saturday and when you come to college.
Part of the preparation for the expedition is that you raise the money for the trip yourself and don’t rely on your parents. Why not start putting some money to one side now or do some odd jobs to start raising money?
If you want any more information, please contact Dani Maibaum, our NEW College Expedition Coordinator on 01977 702139.
The expeditions try to engage students in a variety of ways:
Challenge: Students face a series of mental and physical challenges, taking them outside their comfort zones and teaching them how to overcome adversity, cope with new environments and become more aware of both their strengths and weaknesses.
Participation: Students participate by working as a team, taking responsibility, setting and meeting objectives and learning to become confident decision-makers and leaders.
Environment: Students learn to become more environmentally aware by exploring diverse landscapes, finding out about other cultures or discovering more about their own. They will gain a broader global perspective and a greater respect for the world.