Resources for schools

In 2018, 65 years after Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent of Everest, the Himalayan Trust’s new education pack will take students on a learning journey through Sir Ed’s adventures in the Himalayas and his legacy of helping others.

This is a uniquely Kiwi story that will inspire young New Zealanders to follow in Sir Ed’s footsteps and challenge themselves, help others, and have fun doing it!

All the activities and resource materials in this free education pack have been designed to support the New Zealand Social Sciences Curriculum Level 3 and 4, with some activities extending to Level 2 and 5. The resources also encourage inquiry learning.

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If you are planning to download and use the education please, please let us know and we’ll keep in touch with you with any updates to the resources as well as sharing ideas and information from other teachers and schools. 

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Highights of the learning journey

Find out why Edmund Hillary is celebrated as one of the greatest New Zealanders. Explore the Himalayas, meet the people, and research school and family life for children living in the Everest region.

Learn how and why Ed worked so hard to help his friends in the mountains. Then, feel inspired to make a difference through The Summit Challenge, the final step in this journey, where students work together to challenge themselves and make a difference in the local or global community.

There are 10 topic areas in total. Each topic page includes a series of suggested activities as well as teacher-and student-support materials. 

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