A Different Kind of School Trip

Posted on: April 27, 2010 Posted by: Manin Oem Comments: 0

A Different Kind of School Trip

As a school student, my class trips often involved long, uncomfortable bus journeys to “dull” museums, or activities that were “just not cool” to the mischievous young child or the stroppy teenager in me. At school we were always appreciative of the rare opportunity to do something fun and invigorating, like outdoor adventure weekends, or visits to neighboring countries for exposure to a new and intriguing language and culture. Those are the types of trips that you don’t forget. But striking the balance between the educational and the exciting in a class trip can be tricky business. Here at PEPY we hope to offer trips that tread the thin line between work and play, with school trips that inspire!

In the coming months, PEPY will be leading a number of educational tours for school groups from around the world. We can’t wait to meet the inquisitive students who will be coming to experience Cambodia’s culture, take part in rural homestays, explore the Angkorian temples, learn about Cambodia’s history and take part in cultural exchanges. We are particularly looking forward to allowing not only the students participating in the trips, but also the students of Chanleas Dai the opportunity to meet and interact with their peers from around the globe. Certainly beats just having a pen pal! Though the Cambodian students have met many foreign volunteers in the past, the chance to work alongside students of a similar age, and share thoughts and ideas about their cultures, has been a new and exciting experience for them. In conjunction with the introduction of our new student-led program, Leadership for Literacy, we believe that the students who join our educational tours feel similarly empowered by their peer interaction experiences in Cambodia, and share these with their friends and communities after they return home.

So you can forget the stuffy old teachers and throw out the boring lectures—these trips offer a chance for students to really get out and see the world, to discover what education and life are like in another country, and to create lasting memories.

If you know of a school that sends students abroad for school trips, and you think they might want to learn about PEPY, connect them to us! If you are interested in bringing a group of students to Cambodia for an educational school trip yourself, please contact info@pepyride.org with dates you hope to travel and the type of trip you would like to create, and we will design an itinerary for you!

 

As a school student, my class trips often involved long, uncomfortable bus journeys to “dull” museums, or activities that were “just not cool” to the mischievous young child or the stroppy teenager in me. At school we were always appreciative of the rare opportunity to do something fun and invigorating, like outdoor adventure weekends, or visits to neighboring countries for exposure to a new and intriguing language and culture. Those are the types of trips that you don’t forget. But striking the balance between the educational and the exciting in a class trip can be tricky business. Here at PEPY we hope to offer trips that tread the thin line between work and play, with school trips that inspire!

In the coming months, PEPY will be leading a number of educational tours for school groups from around the world. We can’t wait to meet the inquisitive students who will be coming to experience Cambodia’s culture, take part in rural homestays, explore the Angkorian temples, learn about Cambodia’s history and take part in cultural exchanges. We are particularly looking forward to allowing not only the students participating in the trips, but also the students of Chanleas Dai the opportunity to meet and interact with their peers from around the globe. Certainly beats just having a pen pal! Though the Cambodian students have met many foreign volunteers in the past, the chance to work alongside students of a similar age, and share thoughts and ideas about their cultures, has been a new and exciting experience for them. In conjunction with the introduction of our new student-led program, Leadership for Literacy, we believe that the students who join our educational tours feel similarly empowered by their peer interaction experiences in Cambodia, and share these with their friends and communities after they return home.

So you can forget the stuffy old teachers and throw out the boring lectures—these trips offer a chance for students to really get out and see the world, to discover what education and life are like in another country, and to create lasting memories.

If you know of a school that sends students abroad for school trips, and you think they might want to learn about PEPY, connect them to us! If you are interested in bringing a group of students to Cambodia for an educational school trip yourself, please contact info@pepyride.org with dates you hope to travel and the type of trip you would like to create, and we will design an itinerary for you!