Latest NewsPosted on: 10/11/2016
The Venture Force team prepares for Malaysian adventure
Venture Force team member Katie Bilbrough explains what the group will be doing when they jet off to Malaysia in July.
"Once again BGS have planned an exciting trip abroad for the enrichment of their students. This time the destination is West Malaysia! In association with Venture Force the team of 10 students, two teachers and two venture force leaders, will take part in community projects in Malaysia’s cities, volunteering at conservational centres and trekking through the Malaysian Rainforest.
"This trip is planned for the end of this academic year and consists of three weeks backpacking from Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur all around the country. Heading east to west then back again. With the students taking the main lead on budgeting and planning of food, travel, accommodation and kit.
"The students have also taken to fundraising for the trip having completed a walk across the Bridges of London to bag packing at local supermarkets. Of course there will be more fundraising to come and we will keep you updated through the weeks leading up to the trip."
The team's itinerary:
Day one: Fly to Kuala Lumpur
Day two: Explore the capital of Malaysia
Day three: Take part in the Community Food Kitchen project in Kuala Lumpur
Day four: Spend the day visiting schools and teaching to children in the city
Day five: Travel on to Batu Gajah
Day six: Experience white water rafting before travelling on to Tanah Rata in the Cameron Highlands
Day seven: Visit to a tea plantation before getting back on the road to Tapah Road
Day eight: Travel to Penang by train
Day nine: Have a full day in Penang to explore
Day 10: Travel to the Belum National Park
Day 11: First day of trekking through the jungle.
Day 12: Jungle trek
Day 13: Jungle trek
Day 14: Leave the national park to head to Kota Baru
Day 15: Day to see the sights of Kota Baru
Day 16: Visit the Turtle Conservation Project
Day 17: Travel back to Kuala Lumpur
Day 18: Team visit to Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary
Day 19: Travel home to London
Venture Force are a small expeditions company who take students away on developmental expeditions all over the world. It prides itself in offering bespoke expeditions which are designed to help the students develop personally, widen their understanding of other cultures and develop key life skills including organisation, communication and teamwork.
In addition, the expeditions include really worthwhile and sustainable community and conservation projects.