School expedition company African Adventures has launched a School Geography Challenge, giving schools the opportunity to win a trip to Kenya for two staff and four students.
Open to pupils in Year 9 and 10, the aim of the challenge is to increase awareness and understanding of the issues facing many of the world’s Low Income Developing Countries (LIDCs).
To take part, students must complete a decision-making exercise, which focuses on the impacts of El Nino flooding in Kenya.
Students will be tasked with identifying the impacts of flooding that they believe to be the most significant, before deciding how they would spend an allocated budget on emergency aid to the region.
They will also complete an Aid Action Plan which justifies their decisions and spending, making implicit links between the impacts and the aid they have chosen.
Once pupils have completed these tasks teachers can enter the finished work into African Adventures’ competition to win the trip to Kenya.
Classroom resources, including lesson planning tools, will be available to schools taking part in the challenge.
Teachers must register their school to enter the competition before 25th November and entries must be submitted by 23rd December.
Once the deadline for submissions passes a shortlist of the best entries will be drawn up and the successful students will be invited to attend a live final to undertake another challenge.
The winning school will be able to take two members of staff and four students to Kenya in July 2017.
The trip includes a visit to The Walk Centre, which works to overcome development challenges and improve the lives of many in the Kenya region of Nakuru.
To find out more about the challenge visit www.african-adventures.co.uk/school-geography-challenge or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org