For a number of years St Leonard’s has been supporting the work of the Parish of Santa Rita, El Terminal in Iquitos, Peru. In 2011 and again in 2013 Sixth Form students had the opportunity to fundraise for, visit and work with this community. In 2016 a small groups of students (maximum 18) will have the opportunity to continue this work. This opportunity is being organised and facilitated by World Challenge, who are considered to be the leading experts in this field.
Date: July 2016 – August 2016 (exact dates to be confirmed, approx. 24 days)
Travel: By Air from Newcastle Airport via London and the United States, to Lima, then internal flight to Iquitos. Remaining in country travel by road.
Accommodation: On site, Parish of Santa Rita, El Terminal, Iquitos.
In Peru, the students will be involved in practical and educational work. This may include
The cost per student will be between £3800 and £4200. The students involved will be committing themselves to:
ABOUT WORLD CHALLENGE
World Challenge provides educational expeditions in the developing world and closer to home which teach life skills, stretch comfort zones and expand minds outside the classroom. The bespoke 1 to 6 week itineraries foster team and leadership skills and are the culmination of their pioneering programmes, which see young people involved in planning and fundraising their way to the experience of a lifetime.
The UK’s key employers voted World Challenge by name as the fourth most important activity undertaken at school, above activities such as Young Enterprise and sporting events. These organisations rated leadership, teamwork, self-motivation, communication, confidence, consideration of others and the ability to learn as being the key determinants in the selection of employees; all of which are World Challenge’s life skills.
More information can be found at www.world-challenge.co.uk
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE COST OF A WORLD CHALLENGE EXPEDITION?
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE COST OF A WORLD CHALLENGE EXPEDITION?
HOW MANY PLACES ARE AVAILABLE ON CHALLENGE PERU 2016?
Places are limited to 18 and will be determined through an application process.
HOW WILL PLACES BE DECIDED?
Applications will be judged by the following criteria:
1. Students must be clearly working towards their academic target and not allow preparations to be detrimental to their studies.
2. Students must demonstrate their commitment to fundraising.
3. Students must demonstrate how they believe the experience will be of benefit to them.
4. Students must give a clear idea of how they will raise the money involved.
5. Students must demonstrate how they will share what they have learnt when they return.
6. Students must be reasonably fit and able to cope with the conditions in a developing country.
Other factors that will be included when making a decision about applications:
(a) The balance of males/females in the group
(b) Tutor’s recommendation
(c) Parental support
Applications will be assessed anonymously by a small panel.
Click here to complete an Application Form (Now Clsoed)
All applications must be submitted by the end of the school day on Monday 27th April 2015.
Late applications will not be considered.
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