Our expedition to Malawi was an incredible experience, challenging, life-changing and fun.
We encourage our sixth formers to take on new challenges and this includes the opportunity to take part in an international expedition. In 2012 a team went to Tanzania and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. In 2014 two teams went to Malawi. In 2016 28 students and 4 staff went on expedition to Southern India. The next expedition is being planned - Borneo in the summer of 2018.
Southern India 2016
Our two teams consisting of 4 leaders, 4 Farnborough Hill staff and 23 girls explored the country, met local people, trekked, went on safari, kayaked and volunteered on two local charitable projects (see below).
Because of the numbers involved, the students decided to split themselves into two teams for the project and trek stages of the expedition:
'Team North' trekked on the Luwawa Wilderness Trail and helped with the Chesney Trust. This is an all girls, secondary, boarding school. The team helped with the building of the school and facilities and visited local homes, organising games and activities for the children.
'Team South' climbed up Mount Mulanje and helped with The Children's Fund (pictured right). This provides medical assistance for children in hospitals, orphanages, children's homes, schools, feeding centres and on the street. The team helped to build a simple house for a grown-up orphan.