If you are a parent or guardian of a child who is following Landy’s Adventures at school, we encourage you to support your child’s involvement in using this website to follow the expedition.
You may also like to get involved yourself – perhaps by asking your own questions or responding to the blog?
Below is a short background to the project:
“Think not only ‘what can I learn today?’ but also,
‘what am I teaching today?’
- Paul Crittenden
As part of our plan to inspire and encourage younger people to learn about the world , and to aspire to adventurous and self determined lives , we are involving Primary Schools across the UK in our global expedition.
Schools can sign up to follow our progress and gain access to a whole range of learning resources and interactive media, as well as linking with important projects in Mongolia, Africa, and the Amazon.
Learning how people live, work and learn in the countries we visit will be made even more relevant and exciting for schools that opt to be visited as part of our UK departure tour during March or April next year.
Come with us through ‘Landy’s Adventures’
All schools that sign up will have access to the interactive Landy’s Adventures website, where pupils can join us on an extended ‘Virtual Field Trip’ to over forty countries around the world, follow a special blog and map that will show our current position and describe our most recent and interesting experiences, and interact with us on expedition.
Pupils will be able to submit questions to us whilst we are travelling, and each week the selected best of these will be answered in a short ‘Question of the Week’ video produced on expedition*.
In addition, we’ll be running regular competitions where pupils can win exciting prizes donated by our corporate sponsors and ourselves.
Teachers will have access to lesson and class project ideas and resources to support the ‘Virtual Field Trip’, and links to other sites, enabling them to easily design lessons and projects to support a number of curriculum areas at Key Stages 1 & 2.
Schools ‘Adventure’ Tour – Spring 2010
Schools that have already adopted our adventure as a curriculum resource have been visited as part of our ‘shake down’ tour in the UK during the spring of 2010.
During our visit to each school, we delivered an exciting and educational Assembly, and then pupils were able to explore our expedition prepared Vehicle and tented portable camp, class by class, view a display on the expedition, and ask us questions about our trip. They have seen how we will navigate, communicate, cook, sleep, clean, and toilet ourselves, and learn the basics of how we will live on expedition for a protracted time.
Schools may also choose to raise funds to support our trip and our charities, uniting the whole school, parents and the community around a common goal that will deliver a meaningful and measurable difference to others in need, including charitable projects visited during the expedition.
If you are a teacher or headteacher, and would like to find out how to join in our ‘Virtual Field Trip’, please email us in the first instance at email@example.com.
* ‘Question of the Week’ videos will be posted as close to ‘weekly’ as possible depending on field conditions and internet access.