New Camps International Trip

Dear Parent/Carer,

Today, following a successful expedition with award winning social enterprise Camps International this summer, we launched our next exciting opportunity for students in Years 10, 11 and 12 to travel to Borneo on a life-changing

4-week expedition during the summer of 2019. Students will also undertake an adventure element, and this year we have chosen a PADI Open Water Scuba Diving course.

Following the introduction given to students, we would like to invite you and your son or daughter to find out further details about the expedition.

The presentation includes information about the adventure they’ll be undertaking, the country they’ll be exploring, the incredible projects they’ll be volunteering on, how expeditions like this help to change students’ lives and perspectives, what’s included in the expedition package, how students’ can earn extra UCAS points and how you can fundraise for some or all the cost. We expect the presentation to last approx. 40 minutes, with questions afterwards.

You’re invited to the Parents Presentation on

Tuesday 26th September at 18:30 in the Theatre

Since Camps International started running expeditions in 2002, over 22,000 students have travelled with them from around the world, collectively completing over 80,000 weeks of volunteering, working on truly inspirational projects which have positively impacted on the lives of over 103,000 people.

The expedition costs £4,290 and during the presentation the team will explain the deposit and payment options and explain how this is a gradual and staged process, as final balances aren’t due until May 2019. They will also cover the ways in which every year, students can fundraise most, if not all of this cost.

The expert Fundraising Team at Camps International will regularly share ideas, inspiration and help guide you along the way to raising your target. For a large number of students, fundraising forms a key part of their expedition journey with the majority raising over 75% of their total expedition cost and the skills gained help them showcase their abilities in job and university applications. Further to the Parents Presentation, we will be holding a Fundraising and Sign Up meeting, where the team will ensure students have lots of ideas and information to help kick start their fundraising.

To ensure we have enough information packs for everyone who is interested in the expedition, please email Mrs Jackson ([email protected]). Alternatively, please email: [email protected]

If you are interested, but unable to attend the meeting, please let us know and we will happily arrange a time for the Regional Expedition Coordinator from Camps International to contact you.

For students and families of low income or who might be worried about the costs, please be assured that all are welcome on the trip as a focus of the preparations is fundraising to cover the trip costs. The Mary Grave Trust is often very supportive in awarding grants to families of low income. The school would very much encourage you to come along to find out more.

We look forward to seeing you at the presentation to explore this exciting opportunity for students.