Resources for schools

In 2018, 65 years after Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent of Everest, the Himalayan Trust is launching a new education pack that 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.

The full pack will be available to download by the end of February 2018. If you have registered your interest, you’ll receive an email to let you know as soon as the resource is available online.

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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.

Downloadable resources

The full education pack will be available to download from our website by early February 2018. 

The materials include photo stories, case studies, fact sheets, background information for teachers, graphic organisers, and a library of YouTube clips, useful links and further reading.

For more information, register your interest or email us on