Live Vicariously this Summer: Follow our Students' Global Adventures on our Excursion Blog!
Follow our students as they travel across the globe this summer to Iceland, Haida Gawaii (British Columbia) and South Africa on the new Excursion Blog: www.havergal.on.ca/excursionblog. Sign up for our RSS feed to get the latest on these excursions!
These excursions are a part of the Global Experience Program. The goal is to help develop a sense of Global Capability – real-world problem solving across demographics – in our students.
On the excursion to Reykjavik, Iceland, students are exploring the unique geographical areas of a tectonic plate boundary. The physically-challenging itinerary (which was developed in conjunction with four Havergal students) includes caving, river rafting, horseback riding and hiking across geothermal springs, glaciers, fissures and lava fields. Participants are strengthening their understanding of geographical concepts as they camp their way across the canyons and craters of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
On the excursion to Haida Gwaii (formally the Queen Charlotte Islands), students are connecting with the land and exploring the history of colonialism in Canada. The group is also working with Haida youth and elders to build protected enclosures for traditional plants at Mount Moresby Adventure Camp. Participating students are exploring aspects of culture and identity through activities such as totem pole interpretation, cedar weaving and oral history storytelling.
On the excursion to South Africa (set to depart in August 2012), students will partner with Nurturing Orphans of AIDS for Humanity (NOAH), founded by Old Girl Nicky Potter (Class of 1991). In collaboration with billeting hosts at Durban Girls’ College, students will continue to implement the One Laptop Per Child program, which aims to provide children in rural communities with a rugged, low-cost, lowpower and internet-connected laptops. Students will also learn about Zulu culture and spend the final week in Cape Town visiting important relics from the apartheid era.
Live vicariously through our students as they learn about the world around them and develop their sense of Global Capability!