As they do every year, our older children in Primary (Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6) have been able to enjoy our traditional annual October outing to the countryside. The trip was 3 days of intense activity, an opportunity to recharge batteries and to have an incredible experience, both fun and educational. The School´s key values around Caring, Flexibility, Resilience, Challenge, and Loyalty were certainly strengthened as a result of the trip.
This year, for the first time in its´ 12 year history, the venue was changed and our young adventurers went to Los Molinos. They were able to take part in countryside orienteering exercises, team working activities where they had to overcome problems and they also got the opportunity to go climbing.
The School believes that these kind of out-of-school excursions are a key part of any educational experience and a model for harmonious living. As well as including a whole range of interesting activities for the students, it also helps them to be more self-assured, more self-confident, more inquisitive about things and also to learn how to face new challenges. Activities are in fact chosen to promote creativity and to help students be more independent. They reinforce values such as community, respect and teamwork, which are the basic pillars of the British Council School´s education programme.
With a big smile, bright-eyed and raring to go, they are now ready to get back to their classrooms and tackle the rest of this Term.
Adventurers, welcome back!