Grade 5 Expedition
Developed together with the outdoor education partner, English Adventure, the grade 5 expedition continues to introduce expedition and leadership skills, and facilitates student inquiry into the statement: Finding peaceful solutions to conflict leads to a better quality of human life. Inspired by their PYP unit of inquiry, Sharing the Planet, where they explore ways to resolve conflict, students spend four days at English Adventure's lodge in Tsunan, Niigata, participating in collaborative experiences. They explore the power of words, reason, empathy and compromise in resolving conflict in healthy and productive ways. Over the course of the programme, they plan meals, spend a night in tents and participate in adventurous challenges exploring and learning about wilderness and environment.
Note: The cost of this expedition is covered in the school tuition.