Trips and Expeditions
Adventure starts early at Harrow Hong Kong and remains a key aspect of School life.
Each year in the Spring term, pupils in Years 1 to 8 attend an Adventure Camp. In the Pre-Prep School (Years 1 to 5) Adventure Camps and Sleepovers develop familiarity and confidence with new skills in the outdoor environment.
In the Prep School (Years 6 to 8), pupils build on their foundation of confidence, solving problems collaboratively, learning new skills, in new environments for additional challenge, with a wider adventure option choice.
These challenging and fun expeditions provide valuable learning experiences outside the academic classroom. They also involve a service or ecological aspect to encourage pupils to reflect on their positive contribution to community or the environment.
Pupils enjoy these trips, and all activities on camp are well within their capabilities, but they are encouraged to grow 'out of their comfort zone.'’ The camps present the opportunity for personal growth and increased resilience, when “facing challenges with determination”.
International Duke of Edinburgh Award (AYP)
This is open to Year 10 pupils and above to achieve Bronze, Silver and Gold awards. The scheme includes volunteering/service, physical and skill elements which are completed through regular School ECA programmes or suitable external activities. The final element is an expedition in which pupils plan and carry out an independent overnight expedition in small group.
This award is renowned for building leadership, service, skills, physical ability, teamwork, self-reliance, resilience, safety, organisation and an enhanced relationship with the outdoor environment.
Outside the School term
A variety of trips and expeditions take place during the School holidays. These are typically abroad and range from curriculum-based trips. to adventure, cultural and service expeditions. The following opportunities will be provided through the academic year 2017-2018:
- World Volunteer Laos Eco-Bungalow Project (Upper School)
- Go to serve Yao Minority of South China (Prep School)
- Snow sports trip to Hakuba
- Scuba Diving: the Great Barrier Reef
- Adventure & Service: Himalayas, Nepal
- Science trip to NASA Orlando, Florida
- Language and Culture Immersion Trip to Taiwan
- History trip to Seoul (GCSE & A-Level History pupils)
- Academic Northeast USA College Tour
- Sport: New Zealand Netball tour