08 Dec 2015

Tuesday 08 December 2015

Sixteen King's College students are currently experiencing a trip of a lifetime.

A mix of Year 11, 12 and 13 students, accompanied by teachers Ms Emily Bell and Ms Brooke Kapa, departed on Tuesday, 1 December bound for Ecuador.

Organised and led by student expedition travel company Antipodeans Abroad, the group will experience a mix of nature, culture and adventure.

On the to-do-list is a challenging trek through the Amazon Basin, being involved in a project at a local school which is likely to include renovations and construction, and relax and unwind in the stunning Galapagos Islands.

Highlights for the students will range anywhere from immersing themselves in the World Heritage capital of Quito, to being surrounded by the volcanoes and mountains of the Andes, to white-water rafting through the Amazon jungle.

They will also have the chance to acquire skills such as leadership, communication, decision-making, organisation, self-sufficiency, cultural awareness, personal development, endurance and personal accomplishment.

In addition, they will gain a stack of memories, create long-lasting relationships with each other and make valuable connections with the locals. 

Every student recieved full training before embarking on this journey.

The group returns on Tuesday, 22 December - just in time for Christmas.