Greensteds International School
Aug 21, 2017
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The Greensteps Programme

 

Greensteps is an extra-curricular programme of physical, environmental, social, community, charity and academic activities. It takes a holistic approach to education and aims to supplement students’ classroom-based learning and development. Greensteps promotes initiative, teamwork, leadership, cultural awareness and environmental responsibility.

Who is involved in Greensteps?

All students at Greensteds, from the nursery to 6th form, are involved in Greensteps, and the programme is well supported and run by the Staff team. There are compulsory activities for everyone, as well as extra opportunities for those who want to challenge themselves further.

Through Greensteps the school has developed productive partnerships with organisations such as Kenya Wildlife Service, Kamili Trust and Born Free.

What activities are involved in Greensteps?

The Greensteps programme is diverse and includes annual events as well as regular activities throughout the year. Academic residential visits such as Geography field trips are also part of Greensteps.  The current programme can be found overleaf.

Why is Greensteps important?

 

Greensteps helps students to develop leadership skills and fosters an attitude of endeavour and fortitude, which are essential for thriving in the world outside of school. These skills cannot be learned exclusively in a classroom. By involving students in local and national community projects and environmental activities Greensteps encourages students to be responsible citizens.

Current Greensteps Activities

Year Group

Activity 

Compulsory

Date

Objectives

Nursery / Recep

Kembu

Yes

June

Teamwork, environmental

1

Punda Milia

Yes

June

Personal development, teamwork

2

Mbweha

Yes

June

Personal development, teamwork

3

Baringo

Yes

June

Personal development, teamwork

4

Naivasha

Yes

June

Personal development, teamwork

5

Bobong

Yes

June

Personal development, teamwork

5 - 13

Run a Ton

No

Feb

Service, teamwork

6

Masai Mara

Chicken Wire

Yes

Yes

June

June

Culture, environmental

Transition from year 6-7, personal development, teamwork and social development.

7

Hog Charge

Geography Field trip to Malewa

Yes

Yes

January

Oct

Environment, adventure, team

Teamwork, environmental, personal development, geography syllabus

7 - 9

MSMUN (activities based/ week conference at UN Nairobi)

No

January

Leadership, teamwork, personal development, initiative.

8

Family Challenge

Geography Field trip to Kakamega

Yes

Yes

September

May

Community service and team

Initiative, teamwork, culture, environmental, personal

8-13

High Mountain Challenge

No

Feb half term

Adventure & Leadership

9

Service to the less fortunate-Homa Bay

Geography Field trip to Longonot

Yes

 

Yes

Oct

 

May

Community service, culture, teamwork

Initiative, teamwork, environmental

9 /10

Rhino Charge

No

May/June

Initiative, teamwork, culture, environmental, personal

10-13

10 to 4 Cycle

Cycle with Rhinos

EAMUN (activities based/week conference at UN Nairobi)

No

No

No

February

September

February

Environment, adventure

Environment, adventure

Leadership, teamwork, personal development, initiative.

10

PA Bronze

Work Experience

Yes

Yes

January

June

Community service, leadership and team

11

Barb Wire

PA Silver (Aberdares/Mara)

Yes

No

June

Oct

Challenge & team

Challenge, service, team & leadership

12

 

Community Outreach

Barb Wire Leadership

Work Experience

Headmasters Project

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

 

Term 2

June

June

Sep-Dec

Jan-Mar

Community & culture

Team & Leadership

Personal Development

Initiative, teamwork, culture, personal development

 

12/13

PA Gold (Aberdares / Mara)

No

October

Challenge, service, team & leadership

13

C3 - Nanyuki

Barb Wire Logistics

Yes

No

October

June

Challenge

Leadership

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