Week Without Walls

Grade 5 students rock climbing in Ras Al Khaimah.

Immersed in Experiential Learning!

Beginning in 5th grade, students have the opportunity to learn beyond the classroom in an exciting experience that is part adventure, part education. These amazing outside-the-classroom experiences take place as part of our Week Without Walls programme. Students spread their wings beyond the confines of the school to have a new and exciting experience with their peers.

A Week Without Walls gives our students real opportunities to build strong and positive friendships and helps them to develop team-building and leadership skills. They travel to locations outside the school, experience unfamiliar cultures, and participate in activity-based learning that includes community service. Students develop lifelong skills on these mini-adventures. They become more confident, resourceful, creative, caring, responsible and thoughtful members of the international community, prepared to contribute in meaningful ways toward improving society, both locally and internationally. With the support of each other, students and teachers go beyond the walls of school to learn, grow and serve together.

Grade 5 and Grade 6 students will go on a learning adventure to the Hajar Mountains in the natural landscape of Ras Al Khaimah. This three-day excursion is full of great experiences where students learn more about UAE culture, specifically the Al Habsi tribe, plant trees, participate in water clean-ups, and experience wilderness survival training, beginner rock climbing, kayaking, and mountain trekking.

Kids looking at the mountain view.

Grade 7-8 are invited to attend a 7-day trip to Switzerland where students engage in active and experiential learning to build collaboration and leadership skills. Training modules focus on goal setting, time management, optimization, teamwork, communication skills, sustainability, and global citizenship along with exciting outdoor adventures such as rock climbing and a glacier expedition. Students will also visit some of the most famous sites in Geneva such as the United Nations Head Office and the Cailler Chocolate Factory. To learn more about this trip, please view this video.

Grades 9 - 12 students are invited on an 8-day trip on the Borneo Impact Expedition. During this trip, students will focus on service and sustainability as they live and work alongside the rural community and get involved in projects to help forest restoration. Students will also visit the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre to learn about animal conservation work. To find out more about this trip please visit the camp's webpage here.

Orangutan with baby on a tree.