This morning, Years 7, 10 and 12 left for their Residentials:
Year 7 will be visiting Kanchanaburi, spending half of the week at iCamp and the other half of the week with CDR Adventure. This combination of two different locations, used last year for the Year 7 and 9 Residentials, means that we have been able to tailor the trip to include the activities that students have enjoyed the most at each camp in the past to create a fantastic new Residential.
Year 10 will be flying to Chiang Mai and then visiting Chiang Dao, camping for three nights in Muang Khong and then staying at The Royal Ping Garden and Resort for the final evening. Like the Year 8 Residential, the visit will be organized by Wild Planet, with activities taking place including rock climbing and abseiling, a service project at a local school, and much more. This is our oldest Residential, and my favourite of all the St Andrews Residential locations that I have visited over the years.
Year 12 have two different new Residentials, to Udon Thani and Siem Reap, Cambodia. The Udon Tani trip is planned with Rustic Pathways, a leading tour operator specialising in student travel and the Siem Reap trip is planned with Buffalo Educational Travel, with both trips focused on the Service that is so important both to our Senior students’ CAS programmes and to developing them as responsible global citizens.
It was very quiet in school today, perfect for Year 11 and 13 students as they take, and study for, their Mock Exams. Please see the school’s Facebook page for updates from the Residentials throughout the week.