The perks of being Head of Year 11 are paying off!! First Tanzania last year when I didn't have a tutor group and then now I have Y11's they are off on an equally incredible residential adventure!! So we are off to Kota Kinabalu and to venture off into the jungle as well as the Islands off the coast of Borneo, so exciting!! And I got to share the memories with my HOD and good friend Michelle which was even better...as well as the Y11 tutors and students of course!!
Our first night we were in the city centre, before heading off the next day to our jungle camp for a long hike and a night hike too. There were so many insects and reptiles to see but unfortunately no Orangutang's! Sleeping in the jungle was eery and lots of weird and wonderful noises, but a really cool experience. The biggest celebration of survival was due to the students cooking us dinner that night!!
Day 3: Off to another part of the jungle, for a shorter hike to a waterfall, which the students loved. We all went in and enjoyed the refreshing water after our sweaty hike!
Day 4: White water rafting! This was great and the teachers got their own boat too. We did some body rafting as well down the rapids and enjoyed a picnic lunch at the end. I wish this excursion could have been a bit longer but I think we would have all fried!!
Day 5: Off we went on a speedboat to an Island off the coast of KK. It was quite touristy but so beautiful and chilled as we snorkelled and made sand sculptures.
Day 6: Our last day we went to Langkawi Wildlife Park which was ok, mainly because I saw some Orangutang's But largely a filler of a day before we went to the airport... via a chocolate factory, where we made our own chocolates!
A great trip had by all, and lovely to get to know the students even more. I will miss the trip opportunity here... but look forward to the next one in November before hoping my new job in September will have good trips!!