Once again Pittwater House is offering Year 8, 9 and 10 students a wonderful opportunity to participate in the World Challenge Program. The 2015/2016 expedition will see a group of 50 plus students travel to Cambodia and Vietnam for 3 weeks in June 2016.
World Challenge has over 25 years of experience running leadership and personal development programs. The programs are entirely student led in every aspect of the program, from expedition preparation and raising their own funds to planning the team's overseas itinerary.
As World Challenge organisers state, ‘laying the foundations for a successful and fulfilling life starts at a very young age. Each step along the way involves a balance between family values and support, education, achievement, teamwork and motivation. World Challenge aims to support and facilitate the development of young people through life-changing experiences.’
Global citizenship is an important dimension of the Program. Part of the World Challenge ethos is to ensure that students experience cultures and environments very different to their home country. This brings an appreciation of the challenges facing other cultures and hopefully awakens the desire to understand, explore and develop a global perspective on life. The team will undertake a volunteer project that will significantly benefit a local community.
So many of our students who have experienced World Challenge talk about how this Program has changed their lives. They are richer for the experience. They have not only enjoyed trekking in a different country and the differences of culture and habits, but gained so much from the charity component.
World Challenge excites and engages, stretches and challenges, develops new skills and opens doors for the future. It is not just an amazing trip to another country, but a developmental journey that starts long before students even step on the plane.