St. Jude’s Academy Upper School students are given once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to take trips around the world for educational purposes. Students learn about other cultures and their history while seeing breathtaking sights, and in doing so, gain a deeper appreciation for global engagement and international-mindedness. These past years, some trips for our Upper Schools students have included embarking on a trip to Prague, and this year, our students had a blast visiting the beautiful city of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Outdoor Educational Trips at Our SJA Outdoor Education Centre
There are many reasons our students take part in day trips and overnight trips.
We do these trips to let the students get to know each other better – the first activity usually involves naming each person in the group, something few can do at the beginning but most can do by the end.
We do these trips to cause students to stretch and grow in ways they aren’t often exposed to at St. Jude’s. We do these trips so that they can learn new teambuilding, leadership and critical thinking skills. As they faced the various challenges ahead of them, most of the students didn’t think they could succeed. Yet, in the end they’d all did it. They learned they can do things they never thought possible, and that is a life skill worth embracing.
So, why do trips like this to our new Outdoor Education Centre?
Because life is so much more than what students are exposed to in their day to day lives, and this is a sneak peek at what else is out there and what they can accomplish if they simply step out and face the challenge head on.