As a teacher you constantly strive to deliver meaningful and excellent education to your students, not only within your subject but wider life learning and skills too. Expeditions are a brilliant way to add adventure to the outdoor classroom, delivering a once in a lifetime experience to your students as well as inspiring lifelong learning with a global perspective that can be drawn on when applying to university or seeking employment.
We tailor every expedition to achieve whatever you are striving for within your subject or within the wider ethos of the school. We work closely with you to ensure that your Far Frontiers Expedition is a success and a meaningful experience for your students. There is no expectation for you to hold any specific expedition or travel qualifications, it’s our responsibility to make sure you are fully prepared, properly briefed and your expectations are met when organising your expedition. We provide you with the very best support and personal service giving you confidence when organising your expedition and taking on the School Leader role.
We manage all aspects from building the schedule, managing the parents, managing paperwork and (of course) the expedition itself! As part of the Expedition Leadership Team you (the School Leader) will provide pastoral support and work closely with the Far Frontiers Expedition Leader to ensure a smooth and safe expedition for all concerned.
Planning your Expedition
This may be your first time organising an expedition or you may have organised lots of them - either way we are here to help! Planning your school expedition is hassle free and stress free with Far Frontiers. Contact us with any information regarding your requirements e.g. particular country, particular subject or what you want your students to achieve from the expedition. One of our Expedition Advisors will then talk you through some options (preferably meeting with you at your school) and construct an Expedition Proposal to get the project off the ground.
We have an impeccable safety record and take care of all aspects to ensure your expedition is safe for everyone involved at every stage.
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Far Frontiers Expeditions is generous with staff ratios. On most expeditions a minimum of 13 students allows for 2 complimentary teachers (complimentary places rise with the number of students). We then provide a dedicated and experienced Far Frontiers Expedition Leader and a host of highly experienced local guides from our in-country partners.
We run both long haul and short haul expeditions which can last from 1 week to more than 3 weeks and include multiple countries depending on your budget and what you are looking to achieve.
We can plan expeditions as far in advance as you require. Ideally a lead-in time of 18 months gives time to plan the expedition, present to students/parents and recruit participants giving them the opportunity to raise funds. We can however plan, present and run the expedition in a little as 6 months.
Our expertise at Far Frontiers is in putting together the best possible school expedition for your students. Activities will depend on the type of expedition and can include (not exhaustive) trekking, mountaineering, mountain biking, rafting and even good old sightseeing!
Community or Educational Projects
We have links with projects in every country we travel to. Generally the project you undertake will depend on your team's interest and also the needs of the local community at the time of your expedition. We ensure every project is worthwhile and meaningful, in keeping with the aspirations of the expedition and specific to the local culture, environment and issues of that location.
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The IB and AQA Baccalaureate
Our expeditions offer students the opportunity to fulfil the CAS and Extended Essay sections of the IB Diploma. Overseas expeditions lasting 2 or more weeks provide an excellent launch pad for students to fulfil the Creativity, Action and Service section of the diploma. Our Expeditions are also suitable for the enrichment element of the AQA Bacc.
For either qualification the extra skills that are gained on expedition e.g. team work, initiative, perseverance and leadership are vital for students in today's competitive world.
The National Navigation Award (NNAS)
Far Frontiers are official providers of the National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS), a structure for learning map and compass skills. We can include navigation learning in your expedition and your students can have the opportunity to achieve their Bronze or Silver Award whilst on expedition.
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