WWW Trip Opportunities - Grades 6-8
What is Week Without Walls?
February 23 – March 1 2018. Week Without Walls is an action packed week that encourages middle school students to pursue learning outside of the classroom. It is designed to give students the experiences that will inspire them to become caring, global citizens. Students will engage in sustainable service and/or gain awareness of issues that transcend national borders. They will develop an understanding of issues of poverty, indigenous peoples, and environmental degradation and preservation while simultaneously helping people and/or building up cultural awareness and sensitivity. Students will often plan and work as teams, strengthening their teamwork for a common goal of greater good. Week Without Walls is planned to accommodate every student by offering local and international trips with a range of activities.
WWW Trip Offerings 2018
Nepal – Grade 6
Nepal is a landlocked country in South Asia. Tropical jungle, rivers, hills, frozen valleys and the mighty Himalayas mix together with the culturally diverse people making Nepal a go-to destination. This itinerary is full of fun and adventure including hiking, rock climbing, canyoning, and white water rafting. Students will also visit: a local school to help with vital project work, World Heritage sites, and the bustling city of Kathmandu.
Borneo – Grades 7 and 8
This island is home to an enormous diversity of exotic flora, fauna, and natural beauty. The extensive rainforest ecosystem that covers most of the island is one of the oldest in the world. The island also boasts the highest mountain in Southeast Asia, the mighty Mount Kinabalu. Students will be emerged in the rich culture of Borneo and experience many of the traditional ways of life. Further, students will work on ongoing community development and forest regeneration projects. Highlights of the trip include: visiting Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary and taking a wildlife river cruise on the Kilias River.
Kenya – Grades 7 and 8
This expedition provides students with the opportunity to take part in a wide range of community, conservation, environmental, and wildlife activities. Students will stay in the beautiful Tsavo Region where they will help with community projects. Students will be immersed in the rich Kenyan culture through interaction with various community groups. One of the many trip highlights includes a wildlife game safari around Rukinga Sanctuary.
Ecoventure – Grades 6-8
Ecoventure is a 3 day 2 night expedition that stays within the UAE. Students stay in a desert camp where they have plenty of adventure activities to choose from: rock climbing wall, archery, sandboarding, and ropes course. Students will then head to Wadi Adventure to: go white water rafting, use the zipline, climb the water tower, and swim in the pool.
Parent information session – Monday September 25th 6pm in the Auditorium