From turtle conservation to trekking the jungle, Year 11 had a fully packed two weeks in Malaysia
At the end of the summer term, two groups of Year 11 pupils headed out to Malaysia with World Challenge. Throughout the trip they demonstrated a curiosity for Malaysian culture and showed perseverance as they completed a jungle trek. Here’s what one of the participants, Ruby, had to say about her experience:
This summer, 11 other students and myself had the unforgettable opportunity to explore and experience Malaysia and its incredible culture.
I thoroughly enjoyed the entire trip, however, one of my favourite memories was releasing baby turtles into the ocean, it was so surreal and everything about the experience was perfect. I also really enjoyed being able to help the local marine life conservators collect litter from the beach to ensure safety for the nesting turtles. We were able to help further by participating in night patrols to ensure the turtles and their eggs were protected.
Before Malaysia, I did not think I would enjoy the 2 day trek in Taman Negara National Park. Yet, I was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed the trek as I was able to see the cascades and interesting wildlife (I did not enjoy seeing leeches though!). At the end of the 2 day trek, after spending the night in the jungle, we travelled by boat back to our hostel. This was a very refreshing way to finish the trek as we were able to observe the nature and wildlife all around us which included monkeys and lizards.
Towards the end of the two week trip, we visited the Batu Caves and the Petronas Towers, which was also one of my favourite memories. The view was absolutely incredible and it was a perfect way to end the amazing trip. I am very thankful that I was able to experience Malaysia this summer and couldn’t recommend a World Challenge trip more!
By Ruby C, Year 12
Thank you to Lee, Bex and Alex, the World Challenge leaders who accompanied the groups on their trip.