SCHOOL PROGRAMMES

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Far and Wide Zimbabwe offers craft competence in the use of outdoor adventure activities to teach team, leadership and life skills to school children. Our courses work to develop individual pupils in a unique way by offering them an unparalleled adventure experience and asking them to reflect on that experience. This is done in an attempt to further their development and widen their horizons, to test their paradigms and push back the boundaries of their pre-conceived ideas about who they are and what they are capable of, to develop character, leadership and team skills that will ultimately serve them and society in a positive way.

We offer two venues for most of our programmes, Far and Wide Outdoor Education Centre in the Mutarazi Falls National Park, and Aberfoyle Lodge, Honde Valley.  The FAR and WIDE Outdoor Education Centre consists of seventy two beds in six wooden team cabins on stilts set in parklands overlooking the montane forests of the Mutarazi Falls National Park.  Communal dining lodge, central lodge and ablutions complete the camp.  In addition we have three luxury cottages which can accommodate up to twenty four people.  Aberfoyle Lodge has a 32 bedded dormitory with ablutions and a communal dinning area.

 

We are aware that children look froward to our courses for years in advance.  Our Far and Wide team is fully committed to fulfilling the highest expectations and providing each child with an incredible adventure experience that they will remember for the rest of their lives.

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JUNIOR SCHOOLS

ABC School - Conservation Course (Grade 4/5)

Duration : Four nights Monday to Friday

Programme overview This exciting journey into the world of nature provides participants with a once in a lifetime experience.  The setting for the course is Aberfoyle Lodge with its, immaculately nurtured tea fields, wild rivers and waterfalls and wondrous riparian forests filled with birds and bees, butterflies and trees.  Participants will visit mini hydroelectricity plants and tea factories and learn how tea is made by following the process from harvesting tea in the field to how to make the perfect cup, as well as learn about soil, plants, frogs, birds and bees.

 

 

Venturer (Grade 6/7)

Duration : Five nights Sunday to Friday

Programme overview  This dynamic fun filled programme is designed to tap into the enthusiasm of our younger clients whilst instilling in them a love of healthy outdoor pursuits, nature and other people. It is very much a growth experience and ideally suited to teaching team and leadership skills. Participants undertake adventurous training activities such as river bugging, ropes courses, giant swing, orienteering, team and leadership games, and overnight wilderness hiking expeditions as wells visits to Africa’s second highest waterfall, the Mutarazi Falls, Pungwe View and Honde View.

 

 

Venturer Leadership (Prefect Teams)

Duration : Five nights Sunday to Friday

Program Overview As a follow on to the Venturer course this leadership training programme is designed to teach young leaders effective leadership skills through several imaginative and challenging adventure activities.  This programme can be run from our Aberfoyle Lodge in the Honde Valley... a different venue.

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"Education is a natural process carried out by people, and is not acquired by listening to words, but by experiences in the wilderness."

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SENIOR SCHOOLS

Team builder (Form 1)

Duration : Five nights Sunday to Friday

Programme overview  This dynamic fun filled programme is designed to tap into the enthusiasm of our younger clients whilst instilling in them a love of healthy outdoor pursuits, nature and other people. It is very much a growth experience and ideally suited to team building. Participants undertake adventurous training activities such as river bugging, ropes courses, giant swing, orienteering, team and leadership games, and overnight wilderness hiking expeditions as wells visits to Africa’s second highest waterfall, the Mutarazi Falls, Pungwe View and Honde View.

Wilderness (Form 2/3)

Duration : Five nights Sunday to Friday

As our youth take on the challenges of this outstanding wilderness experience they are carefully guided by our compassionate and professional staff into reflecting on their experiences and how they can apply the learning to their lives as they take on the challenge of becoming young adults.

 

  

Wilderness Leadership (Form 4, Lower and Upper 6)

Duration : Six nights Sunday to Saturday

Programmme overview  Our flagship programme.  This seven day intensive team and leadership training programme is taking schools by storm.  This centre and expedition based programme revolves around a hiking experience on the famous Turaco Trail... Zimbabwe's iconic hiking trail.  It also involves participants in a variety of outdoor adventure pursuits each carefully designed to lead them to a greater awareness of what makes for effective leadership and team work. Apart from learning new skills the programme works to create strong bonds across the year group.

Prefects/Stewards Team builder (Prefect groups)

Duration Five nights Sunday to Friday

Program overview  This programme is run from our Aberfoyle Lodge in the Honde Valley.  It is a follow on to the Wilderness Leadership programme and is designed to be a short intensive team building and leadership development programme that provides prefect teams with a springboard from which to launch into their year as leaders.  It involves expeditions, team and leadership workshops and white water rafting on the Pungwe River.

Sports Team Team builder

Duration : Five to seven nights

Programme overview  In preparation for the season many teams find great benefit in undertaking a team building programme to prepare mentally and physically for the challenges ahead.  This programme acts as a springboard from which team launch into the season.  It involves series of fun, challenging and educational outdoor adventure activities such as white water rafting, abseiling and rock climbing, orienteering and expeditions as well as fitness training in the mountains.

Captains Course

Duration Three nights

Programme overview This short but intensive leadership training programme has been designed to teach effective leadership skills to captains of various sports and other teams across the school.  The programme involves the team undertaking several adventurous training activities such as white water rafting on the Pungwe River.  These experiences are then used as a metaphor to teach leadership skills.

 

Teacher Teambuilder Course

Duration Three nights

Programme overview  Are you a team or just a work group?  Effective team work takes effort but the rewards are enormous.  This short programme is designed to challenge teacher teams to become more effective in their place of work by equipping them with team skills. It is custom made to suit the abilities and needs of each team.  It is also a great opportunity for Heads of Departments and other leaders in the school environment to combine planning and strategy sessions with some fun team building activities.

 

Customised and Specialised Camps

We are aware that each school has its own unique character and ethos. Far and Wide is able to work with your team to develop customized programmes specific to meet the needs of your school.  Some of the specialized camps we have run have been Geography camps, Art camps, camps for visiting school teams.

Duke of Edindurgh Awards

Through its association with the Duke of Edinburgh awards scheme Far and Wide is able to provide awards for the bronze, silver and gold award in the adventurous journey categories.

IGCSE O Level A Level Geography and Physical Education (Hillwalking, Orienteering, Kayaking, Rock climbing) 

Far and Wide offers field studies in aspects of the O and A level syllabus for IGSCE examinations in Geography and Physical Education.

Sponsored Courses

Apply for any of our courses by sending us a motivational letter to info@farandwide.co.zw and we will potential sponsor your whole course for your class. This applies to local school group and government schools around Zim.

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