Bradley Stoke Community School students are planning for an educational expedition to South India.
16 year 10 and year 11 students from the school have committed to completing an 18-month programme of planning, Money Management and training in preparation for an expedition to South India in the summer of 2011.
The developmental programme managed by organisers, World Challenge, will encourage the students to learn through experience by confronting challenges they have never faced before while liaising with the company to organise their itinerary and working through a Money Management programme to raise their own expedition funds.
They will complete a 3-day Training Expedition at World Challenges Leadership and Development Centre in the Peak District to develop team working, leadership, communications and organisation skills as well as the vital expedition survival techniques.
Money Management events are already being planned to raise funds towards their £2995 expedition fee including:
Sponsorship from local businesses
Bag Packing at local supermarkets
Numerous School Cake Sales
Various other events in school
Their objective is to raise the money as a team and independently, without relying on their parents’ pockets.
In the summer of 2011, the team will depart for South India accompanied by their teachers, Mr Hill and Miss Edwards, and a World Challenge Leader who is responsible for ensuring the safety of all team members. The Challengers will alternate roles such as leader, accountant, cook, health and safety officer and transport coordinator to operate efficiently as a team. During the 3-week expedition, they will complete an acclimatisation phase to adapt to the food, culture and trekking conditions before tackling their physical phase, a main challenging trek and a cultural phase, a worthwhile project to enable the Challengers to give something back to the community in which they are travelling.
Although students will experience new boundaries of adventure, safety is the key priority of World Challenge. A tried and tested 24-hour safety and back-up system, In-Country Agents, highly experienced and qualified Leaders and comprehensive insurance ensure the highest safety standards possible.
Mr Hill said “The next 18 months are going to be a life changing experience for these students as they will gain skills they can use for the rest of their lives.”
There are still spaces available at the fundraising quiz evening taking place on Friday 25th June – see our events diary for full details. Students will also be bag packing at Morrisons on 11th September – and keep an eye on our events diary for future events and dates as soon as they are confirmed.