Following on from a successful Expeditions Week last year, we have planned a week of expeditions and projects to explore and celebrate Qatar, it’s culture, history, people, environment and wildlife again in January. This is also an opportunity for us to help develop skills that are difficult to teach in the classroom and feeds in to the Compass Character that we are building in the students.
The skills that the students will develop are beneficial across all the subjects, as well as supporting subject specific learning. As parents we want our children to develop “life skills”, but can’t always find appropriate opportunities for this.
For students looking to participate in the extremely successful Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award in Years 10-13, these expeditions will provide an introduction to the skills and knowledge required for successful completion of the Adventurous Journey section of the Award.
Due to the large number of students taking part in Expeditions Week, normal lessons will not take place due to the staffing requirements needed to organise and supervise the trips. Students staying in school will be working in class rooms, however, this will not be with their normal teachers and will include independent study.
To enable us to safely take so many students away on these expeditions, we are looking for parents to volunteer to accompany students on these trips. If you would be interested in accompanying any of the expeditions, please could you let us know which day(s) you would be available to help.
Head of Secondary, Madinat Khalifa