Challenges Week sees all students from the Secondary school have the chance to join a week of experiential learning outside of the classroom walls. Please read the article below written by our Head of Secondary, Mr Hurrell, explaining the valuable learning which takes place.
Education without walls – Article written by G. Hurrel after the March 2014 Challenges’ Week
“Challenges week” forms part of our wider experiential curriculum and is part of our “Learning for Life” programme at NCBIS. Challenges week activities provide rich, character building experiences that we hope will awaken a student’s interest, or spark a passion in areas that they may never have experienced previously.
These areas include:
NCBIS believes that Challenges week should serve the purpose of enhancing the standard curriculum and provide students with opportunities for cultural enrichment, service to others, adventure activities and travel, whilst making the student body more internationally minded and better global citizens. The NCBIS programme is designed to give students the experiences that will inspire them and which fit in with the ethos of the IB diploma programme at NCBIS. Challenges week looks to provide unique educational experiences and we strongly believe that it provides NCBIS students with an edge when they apply to future colleges and universities.
Our aim is to provide a wide range of activities with a range of independence and cost, so that all students can access an experiential learning week, fulfilling one or more of the objectives above.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Sarah Newton, Deputy Head of Secondary, at firstname.lastname@example.org .