At British International School, Vietnam, we believe that building confidence and independence is a key part of our curriculum and our expeditions really enable our children to do this. A trip away from home for three days and two nights was at first a daunting experience for children (as well as parents!) but after learning about all the fun activities and relaxing we would be doing at the beach, the children were raring to go. Arriving at the beach was so exciting! There were lots of happy faces as we sunk our toes into the sand and splashed about in the shallows. After checking into our rooms, it was time for the activities to begin. Swimming, sandcastle building, a scavenger hunt and sketching were the chosen day time activities and each one was thoroughly enjoyed by the children. For evening entertainment, we had a campfire on the beach complete with some beautiful singing, a quiz, a talent show and a disco. As you can imagine, after all the excitement, the children (and adults!) slept well and enjoyed relaxing in their rooms. The teachers were so impressed with the behaviour during the expedition: the manners and conversation seen during mealtimes, the caring and friendly nature of the children towards their peers and, most importantly, how independent and mature the children became over the duration of the trip. Well done Year 4!
Alicia West, Year 4 Teacher