Week Without Walls – action, adventure and learning

We have been experiencing a very different flavour of school life this past week.  It is all about celebrating Week Without Walls – week of school where students engage and get involved in a wide range of activities to support their holistic education and growth. 

A number of our secondary students travelled abroad.  We have a group in Bali exploring the indigenous culture and traditional crafts, whilst others are enjoying the fresh air of the Alpine pistes on a ski trip to France.  We also organised a number of adventure camps to explore the UAE desert and at an outdoor pursuits centre in Ras Al Khaimah. 

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Ecoventure and desert camp trips in the UAE

Our regular school timetable was also off the agenda this week for all students remaining in school;  instead an amazing choice of in-house activities were put together – including dance, SCUBA diving, mindfulness and yoga, team-building games, art classes, cookery classes and even a go-kart building project, to name a few!

 

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Students making paper mache volcanoes during in-school activities

The aim of this week is to encourage students to be risk-takers, to seek action learning opportunities for Service Learning and to become balanced learners.  The hands-on and experiential elements of learning come to the fore together with team-work, where students are encouraged to remain aware of the common goals of a successful project.

There are so many fantastic moments and memories of these trips captured in the various photos streams and links that were communicated to parents; do take and look to catch your child enjoying the week’s activities!

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