A group of eight King George V Students recently returned from a weekend excursion to Snowdonia, Wales, where they began preparations for their upcoming World Challenge Expedition to Costa Rica.

The training weekend took place in November and involved a variety of activities, including training workshops and scenarios, aimed to equip students with the essential skills required for the 3 week trip to South America. Students completed a 7 trek, camped overnight and learnt how to use a range of safety equipment.

Lisa Simpson, KGV Learning Support Tutor and staff lead on the trip, said, “The training expedition trip to Snowdonia was a great opportunity for the students to work together as a team, supporting each other with setting up camp and preparing meals as well as maintaining group morale throughout the weekend.”

The trip to Costa Rica, which will take place in July 2016, has been organised with World Challenge – a provider of educational adventure expeditions across the globe. During the expedition, students will discover the canyons, jungles, rivers and waterfalls of the most biodiverse country in the World. The trip itinerary includes exploring San José, before trekking and zip lining through the cloud forest on Montverde where they will also camp out in remote huts.

Rebecca Stephens, an Advanced Level student studying French, Modern History, Maths and Russian at the college, spoke of her excitement for the upcoming trip. She said, “It was a great experience that brought us together as a team.”

“We all get on well and I know we’ll support each other during the trip next year. I can’t wait to see the beautiful rainforest and wildlife and encounter a completely different culture”

World Challenge is an organisation that partners with schools and colleges to provide life-changing experiences for students. Each expedition encourages students to develop teamwork and leadership skills whilst discovering a new culture in an exotic destination.


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