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World Challenge 2022 - Borneo Expedition

17 Aug 2022
School News


Class of 2022

Well the end of yet another amazing expedition, this time on the Island of Borneo, a truly beautiful country with equally beautiful people who have been so hospitable and friendly.  

The experience has been superb but what counts is the students who waited 3 years, interrupted by Covid, and their development.  

If we have: broadened their horizons; encouraged them to appreciate the non- materialistic aspects of life a little more; inculcated a desire to understand people from different cultures in a non-judgemental way; developed an appreciation teamwork; developed tolerance of others and can get them active in doing something to conserve the precious world we inhabit then we’ve achieved something.   

I hope they also appreciate that adventures are the best way to learn and that having stories to tell, not stuff to show will make them more fulfilled in life!

I hope they have been inspired to travel through the inspirational characters we’ve met such as Sampson, our amazing local jungle guide and Howard, an expat who has created an incredible jungle camp.

I hope also that the team will travel in the future and can do so safely and on a tight budget which will enable them to see so much more of the authentic country they pass through.

Finally, the team have been superb company to travel with and have navigated the highs and lows of international travel for a month exceptionally well.  

Yes they have made mistakes along the way, but this is the whole point of experiential learning.

As a great team leader once said to me, ‘make every second count’, and we certainly have.

It has been a privilege to lead them and I hope I have been easy company and have helped them navigate the challenges along the way.

Until next time…

Mr Cassidy



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