Raleigh International can provide a real benefit to all the people involved in an expedition. Read below to find out more:
- Participants will be placed out of their comfort zone to ensure personal limits are challenged both physically and mentally
- Develop heightened cultural awareness and global understanding by living and working with a remote community
- Feel a sense of achievement gained from working on a project that has a positive impact upon the quality of life of host communities and helping those less fortunate
- Experience a practical situation that makes participants realise the extent of what can be achieved when people come together and work hard
- An opportunity to appreciate the things people in the western world often take for granted and re-evaluate priorities and values
- Develop skills focussed on teamwork, leadership, communication, risk assessment, organising and problem solving
- Develop personal attributes such as adaptability and perseverance and self-confidence
- Tenacity, adaptability and perseverance attributesDevelop understanding of International development and global socio-economic issues
The Expedition gives teachers the chance to observe, practice and experiment with different leadership styles whilst gaining an improved understanding of some of the pressures and strains that young people face today. In addition there is the chance to develop the necessary communication and mentoring skills that allow facilitation of non-academic personal growth and soft skills.
Below are a few examples of some school objectives that a Raleigh expedition may contribute to:
Developing a moral code and an ethos within the school that is accepting and aware of others. An ethos that advocates integrity, the helping of others and making positive contributions to the school and the local community.
Prepare pupils for increasing competition for university places and employment opportunities through the endorsement of extra-curricular activities that develop non academic skills such as self sufficiency, responsibility, resourcefulness and team work.
Raise the school profile within the local community.
Improve OFSTED reports through engaging in activities that promote experiential learning and community cohesion which can have a secondary impact on academic performance.
Encourage individuality, self confidence and cultural awareness so pupils are well equipped to flourish in an increasingly competitive and global society.
- Raising aspirations and sense of self-belief
- Developing employability skills such as self sufficiency, resourcefulness, team work, problem solving and communication
- Encouraging local enterprise and improving economic status of area/town
- Increasing local employment rates
- Increasing community involvement and responsibility, in particular voluntary work
- Reducing anti-social behaviours
- Promoting acceptance of cultural diversity
- Developing hard/soft skills in the young population