International Award - Pre-Expedition Training Trip

Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th March 2018 - "The team consisting of 18 students left the school around 1.00 pm on Friday for the practice journey. The first leg took them from the Arusha airport area all the way round to the A to Z factory and back to school. They walked in four groups. In the evening, the crew underwent training sessions beginning with camp craft, put up their tents, first aid review, map reading/navigation and route planning. They also covered observation and reporting skills and team building before preparing their own dinner. Girls did the cooking and washing both on Friday and Saturday morning while boys did the cooking on Saturday evening and Sunday morning.

Saturday trekking was long and demanding requiring map reading and navigation skills. It was out in the field where bonding and team building skills were put to the test. Students recognised in one another skills and abilities they had not known before as they encouraged one another and pushed themselves to complete the training. Congratulations to every member of the team for being positive throughout the session despite the challenges you experienced. Well done!! " - Mr Asher Sijenyi - International Award Coordinator