EXCURSIONS AND TRIPS

Experiential Education
Global education involves discovering the world, making experiences outside the classroom and take on more and more challenges and opportunities.
The Upper School programme is designed to help students step beyond the classroom walls, and to offer a wide range of choices to help students discover themselves, others, and the world they live in.
Students can find themselves just about anywhere – on a canoe next to the Dolomites mountains, at a Model United Nations event in Barcelona, in an orphanage in southern India, or leading an assembly in our very own School Hall .
The program is designed to build community, enrich curricular content and help build interpersonal skills. The IB Learner Profile attributes of risk-taking, reflection, communication and balance are all enhanced and reinforced through our outdoor and experiential education programmes.
Whether students are sailing for the first time, playing a group game or cooking a meal, these experiences are an exceptional way to develop resilience and are an essential part of instilling CSM core values.
Challenge Week
In June, all upper school students choose from a list of ‘challenges’ that take them out of the classroom and across Europe on five-day excursions. Challenges give students an experiential foundation for the curriculum they are following in the classroom.  Upper School challenges have included:
– Learning the art of cooking
– Hiking, Canoeing and painting in the Dolomites
– Sailing at Isola d’Elba
– Producing a short film
– Joining a Habitat for Humanity project
Student Exchange Programme

Student exchanges offer vital opportunities for students to welcome guests into our community and to grow through immersion and exposure to a different language, place, and culture.
Students in Grade 9 and 10 may apply for a two-week exchange program in Canada. This experience will help build independence and self-esteem while developing decision-making and leadership skills.

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