FEYDEY International School

Annual Summer Expedition

The MCS Annual Summer Expedition

This term a group of six pupils have been preparing for our annual MCS Summer Expedition. Over a series of several weeks, they have upped their fitness, planned their route, honed their navigational skills and practiced putting up tents. This culminated in a self-sufficient 2-day overnight camping expedition. Pupils hiked over 20 Km from school through stunning Swiss landscapes to Les Mosses, navigating by themselves. At the campsite they prepared a meal, played games and toasted marshmallows over an open fire. Overnight, their tent pitching skills were put to the test as storms hit the campsite, but all survived (although some got a little bit soggy!). Finally, pupils hiked the final 10 Km to the end point in a nearby village called Le Sepey. We were really impressed with the group’s teamwork and resilience throughout the expedition. The team consisted of pupils from Y7 up to Lower 6th and they all looked after each other so well - perfectly illustrating the Malvern qualities of resilience and collaboration.

Aston, a Y7 pupil said:
The best thing about the expedition was relaxing at the campsite. We had a fire, made smores and cooked our food. The sausages the we barbequed were really extravagant. I'm really impressed that I made it to the end.”

Report from John Smallwood, Teacher of Science, Computing and Business Studies