Grade 4 Expedition
Developed together with the outdoor education partner English Adventure, the grade 4 Expedition introduces leadership and expedition skills and knowledge, and facilitates student inquiry into the statement: Organisms rely on each other. Based at YMCA Fujinomiya Global Eco Village in Shizuoka, students explore the connections that humans have with nature and each other. The students experience various hikes and orienteering tasks in the Mt. Fuji area during the day and at night, explore how people rely on each other and are guided to transfer this learning back to school projects and other areas of life. In the process, students are challenged and engaged in group dynamic activities such as cooking, food preparation, basic navigation and play based problem solving. This allows students to explore the benefits and intricacies of working and leading within small communities.
Note: The cost of this expedition is covered in the school tuition.