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Borneo school project

Summer Expedition is a True Adventure

21 students took part in this summer’s True Adventure expedition to Borneo. After a few days acclimatising to the tropical climate they trekked through the jungle for 4 days learning bush craft skills, foraging for food and sleeping in hammocks. The project phase was particularly rewarding with students working with a local primary school for the local community in a remote area of Sabah. At the end of the project the team were rewarded with a cultural event in the village long house with traditional food and celebrations. The R&R phase involved visiting the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, seeing the Gomantong Cave and a 2 day Kinabatangan river safari. All this before the final phase of scuba diving where nearly all the students successfully achieved their PADI Open Water certification or higher! 

Overall a life changing experience! Thank you to parents and staff who helped with their fundraising efforts (eating cake/drinking coffee at parents evenings throughtout the year!) 

True Adventure’s expedition to eSwatini and Mozambique has been launched and planning is underway. Students will travel in July 2021 to work with local communities on the coast in Mozambique, trek through mountains in eSwatini before completing their PADI Open Water Certification. Spaces still available. Contact matttoogood@godalming.ac.uk for information on how to apply.