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Category: Adventure

Duke of Edinburgh challenge

From the 15th to the 17th of November last year – over three days and two nights – seven students from St Constantine’s International School climbed to Little Meru (a major point within the climb of Arusha’s famous Mt Meru) to achieve their Duke of Edinburgh International silver Award. The Award is comprised of threeRead More

Official Opening of the Upper Primary Adventure Playground

On Friday 22nd September, the new Upper Primary Playground was declared open and two randomly chosen classes were given the honour of being the first to use it. This completed a long journey from when the Primary School Student Council first recommended prioritising an Upper Primary playground as the number one need for the studentsRead More


Two weeks in U.K. for teenagers age 14-18 This unique two-week course in the U.K., for boys and girls (14-18 years), will give an insight into what it is like to work within the aviation industry. We currently have programmes lasting 2 weeks, 7th July – 21st July and 21st July – 4th August 2018.Read More

Activities Week 2017: Sailing Trip to Mauritius

Once again, we were delighted to offer our students at St. Constantine’s the opportunity to take part in a sailing course in Mauritius during the February 2017 activities week. A total of 26 students took part in the week’s sailing course with the Wildwind Adventures team at Mont Choisy, Mauritius. The students enjoyed learning toRead More

Primary Boarders Campout

What better way to enjoy a day off school than to have a bonfire and camp out?  The evening before the Union Day public holiday, our primary boarders were busy pitching tents and building a campfire in the area behind the PE office.  Recent damp weather meant the fire was very reluctant to light, butRead More

Secondary Savage Wilderness

February 19th is likely to remain in the consciousness of many adults and students as the beginning of an awesome week in Sagana, Kenya. 54 students and four teachers departed to undertake five days of breathless exhilaration that would stretch their mental capacities to accept what was possible and impossible to complete. The group were headingRead More

Year 4 at Ngaramtoni Forest

During activities week Year 4 students went on a trip to Ngaramtoni Forest. Below are two accounts from students about their adventure. On Tuesday 16th February, all the Year 4s wore home clothes. We travelled to Ngaramtoni Forest next to a Masai village. The leader told us that we might walk to the waterfall. It tookRead More

Year 5 Manyara Trip

During Activity Week, Year 5 went on camp to Esilalei near Lake Manyara. It was a fantastic opportunity for the students to engage in a range of activities outside of their normal comfort zone. The week began by splitting into three tribes, where they were challenged to create a tribe name and story of howRead More

Year 7 Ngorongoro Trip

Almost all of the Year 7 students joined the trip to Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Eyasi. They had an amazing experience that created a strong bond among the whole class. We started by camping at Lake Eyasi, where the students practised teamwork and leadership skills through various games and activities, including setting up their ownRead More

Mauritius Sailing

What an adventure! Sailing and windsurfing in the tropical Indian ocean of Mauritius for eight students was a treat for us all.  Our hosts were the only RYA approved centre in the Indian Ocean : Wildwind Adventures who are Europe’s top sailing school, now operating in their second location, in the warm waters of Mauritius. We wereRead More

Reception Activities Week

During our school-wide Activity Week, the Reception classes each hiked through the Danish Forest in Usa River. The students enjoyed a trail with physical challenges perfect for 4 to 6 year olds. They crept down and climbed up gentle slopes, pushed through some leafy brush, and climbed over some logs as they made their wayRead More

Year 6 Savage Wilderness

Year 6 students took a trip to Savage Wilderness adventure camp in Sagana, Kenya, accompanied by four primary school staff. The week flew by with a busy and fun-filled timetable of activities. Split into groups, we all took part in every activity. Rock-climbing was a favourite of many. We were put into safety gear andRead More

Dive Zanzibar

Activity week in February 2016 for some Year 10 students involved plunging into the balmy turquoise waters off the coast of Zanzibar. Many had not even snorkelled before so, aside from the pre-training tests conducted on site, they had little idea of what was awaiting them as they started the intensive course to learn toRead More

Mountain Biking

To expand the opportunities for adventure that we offer, the school recently purchased eight mountain bikes from the Arusha Bicycle Centre.  These have proved a massive success, with groups going on rides offsite on both days at the weekends, always under the guidance of a qualified trail cycle leader and a local guide. Before Easter,Read More