Grade 3 Expedition
Developed together with the outdoor education partner English Adventure, the grade 3 Expedition facilitates inquiry into the statement, "Exploration leads to knowledge and innovation". With the YIS classroom teachers, and the staff at English Adventure, students walk from school to Ishikawacho station and take a 30-minute public train journey to the island of Nojima in Kanazawa Ward, Kanagawa Prefecture. On arrival, students will gain a sense of place by setting up their tents at Nojima Koen campground. Staff will aid the students in preparing and cooking food during the 3-day and 2-night experience and use a play-based approach to teach camp-craft skills and wilderness exploration while strengthening their sense of connection to time and place. The natural green space and coastal environment of Nojima provides opportunities to enjoy mapping games, problem-solving activities and develop a relationship with the coastal environment that connects to classroom learning. Students and staff will return to school by train.
Note: The cost of this expedition is covered in the school tuition