Following in the footsteps of our 7 global ambassadors who took part in Nord Anglia Education’s expedition alongside students from 18 of our school worldwide last year, I headed to our Shamba Kipara expedition camp for our annual senior leadership conference.
Alongside our usual gathering of 31 Principals and senior members of our education team the days spent were an opportunity to experience the opportunities our students will have when they visit this unique setting and how we can develop the experience further through community projects.
Highlights of the trip were visiting the local school, enhanced by the hard work of our students last year when the classrooms were painted to provide a more stimulating appealing learning environment. The warm welcome bestowed on us by the staff and students was truly heart -warming. Additionally we spent time at the local orphanage, following in the footsteps of our students we spent the afternoon playing simple activities such as Uno cards and thinking how we can engage our students with this group of children further this year. One of the ongoing community projects is the building of a free library and computer area, this will certainly be a project our CAS students will be involved in during their visit.
Around 20 BISAD sixth form students will visit Tanzania in February, joining students from our school in Houston, Boston, Warsaw, and our Swiss schools amongst others. Our students will partake in service activities and have the opportunity to go on Safari and visit Zanzibar. The facility and resources at the camp is truly unique and I certainly welcome the opportunity for our students to participate in this once in a lifetime opportunity to act as global citizens.