Virtual information evening
Thursday 9 May

Walton Academy is excited to announce an incredible opportunity for our current year 7 and year 8 students: the World Challenge Borneo Expedition, scheduled for July 2026. This 13-night expedition will take our students on a transformative adventure through the breathtaking landscapes and rich biodiversity of Borneo.

The expedition begins in Kuching, where students will have the unique chance to visit the Semenggoh Wildlife Centre and witness the awe-inspiring orangutans in their natural habitat. Trekking through the lush Kubah National Park, students will immerse themselves in the diverse ecosystems and encounter rare wildlife.

Borneo is renowned for its exceptional biodiversity, with dense rainforests teeming with countless species of plants and animals. It is one of the most biodiverse places on earth, home to many endemic species. As students explore this unique environment, they will gain a deeper appreciation for conservation efforts aimed at protecting and restoring the rainforest habitat.

Participating in the World Challenge Borneo Expedition offers numerous educational outcomes. Students will develop an understanding of sustainable practices and their role within the global community. They will learn to think critically about topical issues affecting our world and build essential life skills such as initiative, confidence, and resilience. This expedition will also foster a deeper connection to their own identity and personal values.

The journey doesn’t start in July 2026; it begins now! Once the deposit is paid, students’ places are secured, initiating a two-year journey of preparation. Students will work collaboratively as a team to raise funds for the trip, honing valuable life skills such as budgeting, entrepreneurship, creativity, and teamwork. The more they raise, the less they will need to pay, making this expedition accessible to all motivated participants.

To learn more about this life-changing opportunity, we invite parents and students to join our virtual information evening via Zoom. Sign up for the information evening on our landing page to discover how the World Challenge Borneo Expedition can enrich your child’s educational journey.

For more information and to sign up for the virtual information evening, please register here.