Service is a bigger focus of Experience Week this year!

by jonathanhamilton on November 29, 2012

During the second week of November, students from grades nine to twelve put school work on a halt and travelled around the world as part of the school’s annual Experience Week program. All of the trips are unique in their own way, and incorporate at least one CAS component in their activities. The Fiji trip, in particular, incorporates all three elements of CAS (creativity, action, and service) and has received tremendous positive feedback from students.

Much of the activities are dedicated to service, as the students built rafts and houses for the local villagers. The houses are part of Habitat for Humanity’s initiatives in Fiji, and thus can be directly related back to the activities of our school’s Habitat club. They also spent time doing fun activities in the area, such as snorkeling, rafting, and hiking. At the same time, the students agree that there was a meaningful cultural lesson they learnt from being immersed in the Fijian heritage. It is an experience week destination that many recommend for next year’s students and would like to revisit some day.

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