Grade 12 "Live Learn Lead Beyond YIS" Senior Retreat
Developed together with outdoor education partner English Adventure, the senior retreat: "Live Learn Lead Beyond YIS" is designed to facilitate student reflection on their year and time at YIS and to become mindful of the challenges of transitioning beyond school. Leaving YIS, their home environment and starting a new chapter can be challenging. Students are active participants in the design and implementation of workshops aimed at processing their YIS experience and preparing them for the next step in their life. During the retreat they explore a range of concepts including: 'the good goodbye', living with others, and being internationally minded abroad. The senior retreat is conducted in conference style, including break-out sessions where students can apply and consolidate their understanding of the concepts. Students also engage in active and adventurous activities such as: wilderness & expedition skills, first aid for home & college, art therapy, responsible cooking and eating, and recreational activities. These activities are presented to students with 'challenge by choice' in mind and led by the expert instructors at English Adventure.
Note: The cost of this expedition is covered in the school tuition