I recently accompanied our Grade 5 students to Lantau Island, a small landform off of Hong Kong, for a 2-day overnight service and action trip. The day trips included multiple service activities, including beach clean-up, planting trees, and composting. Additionally, they learned about the wide variety of ecosystems that are contained on Lantau, making it a very unique island. Finally, they engaged in organic farming, and participated in activities related to environmental conservation and Global Citizenship. It was a truly beautiful trip, and our students grew in both social and academic realms.
During our Spring Break, my husband and I traveled to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia for the EARCOS (East Asian Regional Council of Schools) Spring Conference. Since I am always speaking to the value of holistic health (mind, body, spiritual, soul), I wanted to share a photo from our hike on Mount Kinabalu. Mount Kinabalu is the highest mountain between the Himalayas and New Guinea, and a truly a spectacular site (despite being a difficult hike). Being a believer in mental health, I can highly recommend Borneo for it’s natural beauty and quiet, soothing nature.