Presidents Award Hike – Mount Longonot

This year’s President’s Award pre-silver and pre-bronze Expedition, took place on the 3rd and 4th of February. The group consisting of Year 9, 10 and 11 students visited Mount Longonot in Naivasha, led by the Senior School Head of Adventure & Outdoor Education, Mr Nicholas Ngare. The troupe enjoyed a long day of adventurous hiking up and around the mountain crater. After descending, the tired but exhilarated students set up camp for the night before travelling back to School the following day.

This type of hike is required in order to achieve the prestigious Bronze and Silver President’s Award, recognised around the world. The students will now undertake a service project to help others and learn new skills. They are also required to remain physically fit and demonstrate regular exercise/sport in their daily lives. The President ‘s award scheme is designed to challenge participants; it builds leadership, endurance and teamwork skills. It also encourages students to make positive contributions to society through charity work, while at the same time developing compassion for others.