We look at 5 school expeditions that will leave a lasting impression on your students.

Marine Conservation Society

1. Taking in new environments

Take your school group on an expedition with Schools Worldwide and travel to some of the most scenic locations on the globe, from Morocco, to Iceland, with itineraries offering both educational and adventurous experiences. 

A variety of expeditions are available including the Communities, Jungles & Rivers expedition in Borneo, during which you’ll visit the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre as well as go on safari and go snorkelling. This trip allows pupils to discover Borneo and learn about its environment and wildlife, with a focus on conservation and sustainability.

2. Giving back to the community

Projects Abroad is an organisation which helps schools take trips abroad where they can volunteer in local communities around the world. Trips can involve caring for animals, building, conservation and teaching in schools. 

Itineraries can be tailored to your group’s needs. Destinations cover Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, South Pacific, and Asia.

3. Reaching new heights

Camps International runs school expeditions to Kilimanjaro, among plenty of other destinations. On this itinerary, students will travel to Africa for a four-week expedition visiting savannahs, deserts and looking out for some incredible wildlife. 

The mountain trek will take seven days and you’ll hike through forested foothills, jungles and moorlands before you reach the top of Kilimanjaro, which is Africa’s highest point at 5895metres high.

4. Plenty of choice

Take your group volunteering with travel company, The Mighty Roar. The company offers affordable travel that ties in with the curriculum and gives student long lasting memories. One trip, for example, will see pupils volunteering in Vietnam as well as helping out with teaching in local schools.

Another trip will see students head to Costa Rica, where they will look for endangered wildlife and assist on projects working towards the conservation of the environment and animals.

5. Beach clean ups

For an expedition trip closer to home, school groups can now take part in beach cleaning with the Marine Conservation Society. There is a year-round beach programme which involves events held throughout the year and the Great British Beach Clean, which is an annual event held each September. 

Taking part will teach children about the importance of keeping waste off beaches and protecting oceans and the wildlife from the dangers.

Main image credit: Marine Conservation Society.