Expeditions and education

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Students learn outside the classroom on Finland trip

Schoolchildren from Marine Academy Primary (MAP) had the chance to take their learning outside of the classroom thanks to Anthony Jinman and Paul Hart’s Education Through Expeditions (ETE), which aims to raise the aspirations of young people through unique learning opportunities.

When PCH learned that two of the children from MAP were residents of ours, we pledged £1,000 in sponsorship to help towards the expedition. Plymouth explorer, Anthony explained: “Our aim is to help 10- to 11-year-olds develop the skills and self-esteem to continue with their learning and professional development in the future.”

Pupils Mohamed and Tomacee agreed that the expedition was nothing short of amazing: “Our favourite part was seeing the Northern Lights because it was beautiful. We really enjoyed having our teacher, Miss Brunning, with us as she looked after us and helped us have lots of fun – even if she locked us out of our cabin one afternoon!”

Georgina Brunning, Year 5 Teacher at MAP, added: “These children come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and this trip has given them the confidence to go out and explore the world around them. Their aspirations have risen tremendously because of this. Their confidence and ability to speak publicly has improved massively and their zest for life is contagious.”

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