Global Perspective trip to Jordan

25 Nov. 2019

Global Perspectives’ trip during half term (Oct 26-30th) to Jordan.
Global Perspectives’ trip during half term (Oct 26-30th) to Jordan.
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Global Perspective students from Year 5 and 6 got the opportunity to go on the first Global Perspectives’ trip during half term (Oct 26-30th) to Jordan.

The trip consisted of three nights in Amman and one night in Wadi Rum desert.
During the four days, students got to:

  • Spend one day with the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) where they got an educational, detailed, briefing on the refugee situation in Jordan at the UNHCR office. They also went to a UNHCR community centre where they met refugees, discussed various topics and got to see firsthand what types of services and benefits the UNHCR offers.
  • Spend one day at the Amman Baccalaureate School where they did various educational and cultural exchange activities with Jordanian students their own age.
  • Do site seeing in Amman, shop at traditional markets and play laser tag at a mall.
  • Went to Petra, walked the ancient grounds and spent a night in Wadi Rum desert where they danced the night away under the stars in the middle of the desert. They also did a Jeep 4x4 tour of the desert and rode camels the next morning.
  • Eat lots of delicious traditional food, meet locals and experience renowned Jordanian hospitality.
Some feedback from students:
“The trip to Jordan was by far the best trip I have ever been to. It was a trip full of once in a lifetime experiences that made it unique and I believe it is a trip everyone should be able to go to because students in our school usually travel to countries in Europe or to the US where they don’t have the opportunity to witness and experience a culture like the one in Jordan. It was also a great trip because of the number of students that went on the trip which was allowed all the students to bond making the trip even more special and memorable” Stylianos, Year 5
 
“From laying on the desert sand staring at the stars, to walking around Petra trying to take as many mental pictures as possible, the trip to Jordan was truly one of a kind and gave us experiences that we will have a tough time to beat. The food was amazing too.” Emily, Year 6
  
Luzdary Hammad-Stavrou (Global Perspectives Teacher)

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