Into the Wild

In April, participants in the ISN Duke of Edinburgh programme embarked on their first camping expedition. Lps used their knowledge of maps to navigate terrain and worked together as a team to survive. The group had spent the past several months preparing for this expedition, and were excited to test their new skills.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programme was founded in 1956 in England by Prince Philip (the Duke of Edinburgh). To date, it has 8 million participants and is run in over 140 countries. The award recognizes young individuals who undergo a series of self-improvement exercises. This is in line with ISN’s vision: to develop the individual passions and talents of each child, embedded in the belief that each human being is unique and deserves to develop into their own personality.

Bianca and Steven, mentors from ISN who coordinated the trip, found that the learning partners were “good teammates who supported each other, and solved problems as a group.”

Our learning partners did an excellent job of accomplishing and embodying the programme’s motto: “There is more in you than you think!”