The students will decide on a School’s Summit Challenge that involves challenging themselves and helping others. Students will learn how they can take action to make a difference in the world and contribute to bring about change.
Step 1: Brainstorm with your students three to five ways you can make a difference in your community, in Nepal, or in the world, as part of the School’s Summit Challenge. Ask students to think about how they can challenge themselves and help others as Ed did. That could mean volunteering time, or raising funds for the Himalayan Trust’s work in Nepal or for a local charity that is of interest to the students.
Step 2: Split the class into small groups. Ask each group to choose one idea for the School’s Summit Challenge and to complete handout 1, the School’s Summit Challenge Proposal.
Step 3: Each group presents their chosen School’s Summit Challenge idea to the class.
Step 4: Once you have heard all the presentations, discuss the pros and cons of each idea.
Final step: Based on your discussions, decide on the School’s Summit Challenge that you will take on as a class and use handout 2 to create your School’s Summit Challenge Poster.
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It’s time to take on your School’s Summit Challenge!
This year on May 29, 2018, marks the 65th Anniversary of Ed Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s historic ascent of Mt Everest. We are encouraging schools to do their School’s Summit Challenge around this time to help celebrate this special anniversary.
Before you start your challenge, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org what you and your students have decided to do so we can share it online and celebrate the difference that schools across New Zealand are making thanks to Sir Edmund Hillary’s inspiration!