The Mount Kelly School Hong Kong Shackleton Programme is designed to develop and celebrate leadership, practical skills and teamwork. The monthly sessions for pupils are tailored to different age groups with a universal focus on four main themes:
- To inspire, encourage and support a spirit of adventure
- To develop proficiency and skills in outdoor activities
- To encourage an ability to risk assess and remain safe
- To introduce pupils to the intrinsic reward of helping others through community projects both at school and in the wider community.
Ernest Shackleton (1874-1922) was a renowned Antarctic explorer who demonstrated great courage and leadership, particularly during his epic Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914 -17. Although he never completed his aim of being the first to cross the continent via the South Pole his exploration and leadership skills ensured that his 28-strong crew returned home safely after almost three years in one of the most challenging climates known to man. His story remains one of the greatest feats of human survival and cements his place as one of the principal figures of “the heroic age of Antarctic exploration”.
This is a popular and highly enjoyable aspect of Mount Kelly UK life, which we have adapted and brought to Hong Kong. It is a programme where children can explore a diverse range of projects guided by dedicated School staff, broadening and developing their experience in a structured and safe environment.
Some of the activities offered in the Mount Kelly School Hong Kong Shackleton programme are listed below:
||Communication and Radios
||Assisting Local Charities