World Challenge

The Misbourne Sixth Form is proud to have a long-standing relationship with World Challenge Expeditions, the High Wycombe based, schools’ expedition company.   World Challenge provides educational expeditions to the developing world that teach life skills and expand students’ minds outside the classroom.

Each year, for the past eight years, more than 150 Year 12 Misbourne Challengers have taken part in expeditions to countries including Ghana (2009-2012), Swaziland (2013), Nepal (2014), Zambia (2015) and Malaysia (2016).  In 2018 a team of students will travel to Tanzania on the expedition of a lifetime; they are already hard at work fundraising.

By taking part in these expeditions, students have developed impressive interpersonal skills such as leadership, teamwork, self-motivation, communication, confidence, consideration of others and have benefited from lasting lessons in responsibility and self-reliance.

A recent independent survey of the UK’s key employers voted World Challenge as the fourth most important activity undertaken at school in terms of creating desirable employees.    The skills and knowledge our students gain by taking part in World Challenge expeditions are also highly valued by universities and other higher education establishments.

Students raise funds to pay for their own places on the team, research the destination and plan the itinerary and, once in-country for the expedition, the students will be making decisions for themselves.   The more the Challengers put into these months of preparation, the more they will gain from the expedition itself.

From fundraising and travel preparation to teamwork in the field, ‘Challengers’ will develop skills and gain new insights at every step of the expedition.

The big question each year is - Where shall we go next?

For more information about World Challenge click here

To see a video about World Challenge's work in Swaziland click here

 

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