Following the success of the recent World Challenge trip to Tanzania, Woodham Academy have launched their second World Challenge expedition to Malaysia, taking place in April 2025. Students from years 8 and 9 have the opportunity to start this 18-month adventure and have begun preparing for this once in a lifetime experience.
The challenge has 4 stages: fundraising, community project, expedition and embracing different cultures. The team will fly to Kuala Lumpur and embrace their exotic local culture, explore cities, trek through jungles and sightsee the coastal areas of Malaysia. Part of World Challenge is to participate in a community project initiative, giving back to the local area. Our community project is to carry out marine conservation work on an island that is threatened by climate change and pollution. Students will help the local community with beach cleans, teach English to the local community and make a contribution to the development of the local area. Students will also trek through the Cameron Highlands, passing through rolling hills, plantations and participate in white rafting down the rapids on the Kampar River.
Students have already begun to work incredibly hard to raise the money for the trip. From washing cars, getting part time jobs, baking cakes and selling art work. One student, Tyler Veitch, is currently completing a marathon swim, a total of 1688 lengths of a 25-metre pool in a month. Miss Aitken and Miss Thomas are incredibly proud of the determination and commitment of all students who have embraced this opportunity and for filling Woodham Academy’s core values of working hard and never giving up. We are extremely excited to see the journey progress and enable students to see a world beyond their own.