Over the years senior pupils from Hazlehead Academy have taken part in a number of expeditions across the globe. Team members experience different cultures, landscapes and global issues and have an opportunity to develop a range of problem solving, team working, enterprise and leadership skills as well as confidence and resilience.
The expeditions have two parts:
- 18-24 months of fundraising and team building tasks
- The in country experience
If you are interested in finding our more about expeditions at Hazlehead Academy speak to Mr McConnell in room 105 or Miss Walsh in 302.
Costa Rica 2016
16 pupils are currently preparing for a 16 day expedition to Costa Rica in summer 2016 (that’s a lot of 16s!) The group will spend a week working at a jungle animal sanctuary for injured and orphaned animals during which time they will stay with local families. The group will then undertake a jungle trek to one of Costa Rica’s active volcanoes before finishing their expedition with several days working at a turtle sanctuary.
In October 2014 13 pupils undertook a two week expedition to Morocco. The group explored the Souks of Marrakech, trekked in the mountains of Jebel Saharo and experienced an overnight camel trek into the Sahara. The highlight of the trip was a project teaching English at a secondary school and landscaping the grounds of a local primary school.
In 2012 16 pupils journeyed to the amazing country of Jordan where they visited the Dead Sea and the ancient city of Petra, camped under the stars at Wadi Rum, explored the Dana Nature Reserve and stayed in a traditional Jordanian mountain village where they worked on a project at a local primary school.
In 2008 a number of senior pupils took part in an exploratory expedition to Croatia. The group kayaked down stunning rivers and along the coast before trekking inland to explore Croatia’s beautiful Paklenica National park.