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Peru Expedition

PERU EXPEDITION
Departure Date: 15/07/2016
 
Peru is one of the world's most beautiful, diverse and intoxicating destinations; with stunning landscapes and a fascinating culture. The white peaks of the Andes tower over fertile valleys and traditional villages, alive with fiestas and warm and welcoming people.
 
There is spectacular wildlife, with condors in the highlands, alpaca roaming the plains and penguins and sealions on the beaches. Inca ruins and ancient myths scatter the land, from impenetrable jungles and mountain ridges to baking deserts and glacial lakes...it is an adventure you won’t ever forget!
 
Please check your Outlook Portal page for your team itinerary, kit list and flight information.
 
Expedition Development Day - 16 March 2016
 
15.30 - 17.00 Students and teachers group session with Expedition Leader
17.00 - 20.00 Parents invited for presentation and Q&A
 
The main aim of the Expedition Development Day is to introduce the Expedition Leader to the team, Link Teacher and parents and provide an up to date briefing of the itinerary chosen by the team.
 
The event will include:
 
  • Introduction to the Expedition Leader
  • Review of team goals and objectives
  • Final itinerary briefing
  • Safety and Support briefing
  • Important reminders (Visas, Passports, Medical details and Inoculations)
  • Kit briefing
  • Arrangements for Expedition Training and Final Preparation Day
We strongly recommend that parents attend the evening session. This meeting will provide you with important information about the challenges the team will face, things they need to do before they depart, and reassurances about our safety and support systems. Following this session we’ll ask you to complete a Parental Consent form online, which confirms you provide ‘Informed Consent’ for your child to go on expedition.
 
Expedition Training Weekend - 18 - 20 March 2016
 
Location: Dalesbridge, Northern England
Date: 18 - 20 of March 2016.
 
Please visit the Expedition Training pages on your Portal which gives you an overview of the event and what you'll need:
 
  • Kit list
  • Code of Conduct
  • Information for girls
  • Food Budget and Meal Planning
You will be provided with a budget for your food for the weekend (£6 p/p), as you will be self-catering Friday evening through until Sunday lunch time (6 meals in total). This budget includes your Link Teacher(s) and Expedition Leader. 
 
The food shop for the weekend should be completed prior to arrival at your campsite location – this will ensure that you can make the most of the time and training opportunities as soon as you arrive. So, as a team you’ll need to plan a menu for the weekend, taking into consideration vegetarians or anyone with food allergies etc. and then make arrangements for the shop. Consider on-line shopping and have the food delivered to the school on your day of departure. 
 
Personal money will be required for meals or snacks purchased on the journey to the campsite, and the return. 
 
This is an opportunity for you to try out your personal expedition kit and equipment and you should aim to bring everything on the kit list - if you have yet to purchase any of the items, please try and borrow a substitute.
 
We advise that, unless your personal belongings are covered by insurance, you do not bring any expensive or highly valuable items with you - mobile phones are discouraged at Expedition Training.
 
Please ensure that you bring with you any inhalers, EPI-pen or regular medicine that you need to take. It is vital that you inform your Link Teacher and the Expedition Leader of any medication you are carrying.
 
Before you attend the training event, work with the rest of your team to create a Group Code of Conduct; these are the rules and commitments everyone in the team agrees to whilst on expedition.
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