In Year 10 students are able to choose an expedition pathway that is both focused on their interests and personally challenging. In Cambodia, students join a local village community and engage in service projects to help those living there. This can involve making clay pits to collect rainwater, building shelter, paving pathways for a local school, or painting murals to decorate local buildings. The project our students take on will depend upon the needs of the local community and the groups who have visited before…and our projects may be finished by those who visit after. In this way the work conducted is sustainable and supportive of local needs. Our Con Dao expedition offers students the chance to engage in conservation projects through the island’s turtle sanctuary. Our students learn about the environmental importance of coral reefs and mangroves, and take part in a rainforest night walk to better understand the life there. They also learn about the interesting history of Con Dao and develop enquiry and reflective skills. Finally, our Dalat expedition is action-packed for students who really want to challenge themselves physically. Trekking, kayaking and canyoning are all activities that students can be involved in, with the week finishing in a 70km cycle from the hills of Dalat to the sand dunes of Mui Ne, a truly breathtaking journey.
For 2019 we are also offering a Snowsports expedition through our NAE expeditions team. BIS students join teams from other NAE schools around the world in Switzerland to engage in this action-packed adventure and develop their community.