Students explore the world to make a difference
As part of Nord Anglia Education’s Global Classroom initiative, five students from Collège Champittet in Pully and seven students from La Côte International School in Vich were selected to join the Tanzania Expedition that took place early in February 2014.
Students from around the world travelled to Arusha, Tanzania, where they stayed in a private camp owned by Nord Anglia Education. Here they participated in a series of activities designed to develop their understanding of local issues and give them practical experience in supporting a community. It was a chance to discover different cultures, meet new people, explore the world and make a difference in the lives of others.
A few highlights:
- 106 students, 18 schools and 11 countries total were represented on the Nord Anglia Education trip
- In the build-up to the expedition, students gained an understanding of local and international Non-Governmental Organisations as well as a strong understanding of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.
- Part of the project included fundraising. Selected students were expected to raise 600 pounds. Some of the fund-raising activities at Nord Anglia Education schools included a 24-hour swimathon and “Dancing Your Way to Tanzania Week Long Trip”
- The trip allowed participating students to build friendships with children in a local primary school and orphanage in Arusha, Tanzania, while working on renovating classrooms and teaching a full day’s curriculum.
- They experienced an ‘Africa Day’ and engaged in a variety of activities (such as learning Swahili, glass beading, traditional Masai dancing and cooking) which were provided by local people to provide students with an insight into the country they were visiting.
- Students also experienced the diverse and varied landscape of the host country by undertaking a Safari or Zanzibar excursion. They visited traditional Masai villages, discovered the history of the Slave trade, visited plantations and spice markets to learn about agriculture and see wildlife in its natural habitat. With presentations and talks from local businesses and organisations such as The African Wildlife Foundation, students gained an understanding of the link between land, animals and humans and learned about the benefits and challenges of the present and the future.
- The excursion was part of a High Performance Learning module that encourages North Anglia students to become more open minded, take risks and collaborate with others, while internalizing some of the values, attitudes and attributes that North Anglia endorses in its quest for high performance.
About the Nord Anglia Education’s Global Classroom
The Global Classroom is a distinctive educational programme unique to Nord Anglia Education where all their students can collaborate, inquire, create, innovate and lead. Activities take place both online and face to face.
About Nord Anglia Education
The Nord Anglia Education family provides premium education to more than 16,800 students worldwide. Their network of 27 international schools stretches from North America to Europe to the Middle East and Asia, with two more schools in Hong Kong and Dubai to be launched late 2014.
Three Nord Anglia Education schools are based in Switzerland: Beau Soleil (Villars), Collège Champittet (Pully and Nyon) and La Côte International School (currently in Vich, moving to Aubonne in August 2014).