Preparations for Madagascar Continue

Students recently met up to do some team building, essential for a successful expedition. They also researched and planned their itinerary for their expedition to Madagascar in the summer of 2020.

The group have chosen to begin their three week expedition with a to visit the Andasibe-Mantadia National Park to get acclimatised as well as acquainted with Madagascar's unique wildlife. Following this they will undertake a 4 day trek in the Andringitra National Park.  This includes scaling the islands second highest peak "Pic Bobby", taking in the flora and fauna, including various species of lemur, stunning views, as well as taking them through villages, agricultural land and rainforest.  A very diverse and challenging trek! 

The team will also be completing a community project for ‘Hope for Madagascar’, which assists Malagasy people in the development of sustainable communities in the rainforest and other impoverished areas of the country. It focusses on education, as 80-90% of Malagasay people are illiterate as parents cannot afford school fees.  This will be a hands-on experience as our students work alongside the Malagasay people in building and helping in cyclone damage repairs, as well as teaching. To complete the expedition the team will see the country from another perspective - in a wooden boat along the Pangalanes Canal.

Miss Bramley, expedition leader, said “This will be an experience of a life time, which will build students confidence, leadership and team working skills, as well as open their eyes to a vast and beautiful world”.

There are still places available on the expedition, which will soon be launched to year 10 students. For further information please contact Miss Bramley.