GoVenture have been running expeditions for school groups for the past 11 years to various countries around the world. We continue to receive emails from past students updating us on their continued development and travels, which we love to hear about (please feel free to read our testimonials page).
What are the aims of our school expeditions?
- To give the team and individuals the opportunity to develop Leadership and Teamwork skills
- To challenge individuals physically and mentally
- To develop a sense of responsibility for themselves, the other team members and the environment
- To give the team the chance to experience a different culture
- To complete a challenging trek
- To make new friend
- To have FUN and enjoy themselves
A range of tasks and activities that concentrate on teamwork and effective communication will be employed during the trip in order for individuals to improve their interpersonal skills and to improve the way in which the team works together. All these skills are very relevant life skills which can be utilized in higher and further education and in the work environment and looks good on a CV.
The great outdoors has long been cited as an ideal setting to encourage and develop these skills together with continual guidance and support from the adults, who have overall responsibility for safety and ensuring the well being of the team whilst on expedition.
Expeditions are available to a variety of destinations (see the links to the right); these can be tailored to the need of the group and / or the school. They can last anything from 7 – 28 days. We have also been running The Duke of Edinburgh Award for the past 5 years and pride ourselves on the continued growth and completion rate that the students attain.
‘GoVenture have been a wholly reliable, professional and very safe provider of adventure and outdoor activities. They have been excellent partners in the outdoor programme run, both with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Expedition programme and residential trips overseas. The standards of care provided have been very high with a challenging but carefully tailored programme that has helped develop the young people involved.’
“I just wanted to thank you for everything that you have done for the kids and for me during the last couple of weeks. You have made such a difference to each one of us and influenced & shaped experiences.”
Teacher on Expedition
“I just wanted to let you know what a fantastic experience my son has had on the expedition to Morocco. Our special thanks must go to Mike Bignall for his excellent leadership. By all accounts he concentrated on safety and team building which contributed greatly to the whole challenge.”
“Its been amazing.”
“Such an amazing time has definitely given me the travel bug, but for the moment I feel ready to settle down and work hard – at least until next summer.”
“Although the itinerary was amazing in itself, being able to share it with the rest of the team and sharing our thoughts on everything really made it for me.”
“I had an excellent experience and got so much more out of it than I thought I would in areas that I didn’t expect to.”
“The group was truly great and that if it wasn’t for each other we would not have benefited as much as we did or laughed as much as we did.”