HFS is proud to announce a two night-three day residential trip for Y5-9 students that will take place from the 26th to the 28th April. We are once again fortunate to have secured the services of Adventure Korea (www.adventurekorea.com) who have been tailoring trips for school groups for a number of years, and come with a very good reputation. The cost of the trip will be around 385 000 Korean Won (for a minimum of 30 students. Should we get fewer students this cost will rise).
These trips have proved popular in the past and offer so many learning experiences for students that they don’t necessarily get within the confines of an educational establishment. The theme this year is a mixture of cultural, environmental, and adventure/challenge with opportunities for mountain walking, fishing and kayaking. Students will also learn how to make a fire, visit a maritime museum, fish farm, and a forest school, participate in team building activities, and will cook a meal. Sleeping arrangements will include one night of camping and one night in a resort.
Having had personal experience of this kind of trip in the past I can honestly say the student gains so much in terms of learning new skills, coping with the environment, knowing his or her physical and mental capabilities and limitations, confidence building, a sense of achievement and accomplishment, social skills, developing a love, and respect for the outdoors which will hopefully be carried on through to adulthood, and just experiencing many activities that they might never have done before.
Whilst the trip is not compulsory there is a lot to be gained from signing up as explained above. However, for any student that does not sign up there will be school as normal, which they will be expected to attend.
The basic itinerary is as follows;
Day 1- setting up camp on arrival at Tongyeong Camping, maritime museum visit, fish farm visit, fishing, team building activities, cooking meal, camp fire.
Day 2- Gangguan harbor visit to see turtle ships and wall painting village, sea kayaking, forest school visit, check in at Tongyeong Marina, skits/games.
Day 3- Cable car to Mt Mireuk., walk to summit. Descend mountain (walking and cable car in reverse). Return to school after lunch.
If you wish to secure a place for your child please complete the sign up form (I will have these and will give them out to all Y5-9 classes next week) and return with the deposit to the school office by Friday 10th March.
It is very important you disclose fully all medical and dietary information on the sign up form, and let us know of any medicine that your child will need to take whilst on the trip.