World Challenge is a demanding fifteen to twenty months programme of team building, fund-raising and skills development, which culminates in a challenging four-week expedition to a developing country. Participants undertake a variety of community projects and have in the past tackled activities such as trekking in the Andes and white-water rafting down the Zambesi river.
Kingsley girls and staff first participated in World Challenge in the 1977 Zimbabwe expedition, and teams have since been to India, Zambia, Peru, Cambodia, Thailand and Brazil. This year, a team of girls in years 10, 11 and 12 spent four weeks trekking, camping, and working on community-based projects in Namibia and Botswana.
The cultural adventure of these expeditions is a life-changing experience which enhances the girls’ team spirit and leadership qualities, and gives them a greater awareness of the international perspective, all of which impacts on academic success and enriches university applications. On average over fifty girls from Year 10 upwards take part in the bi-annual expedition.