Explore Course

The Cappanalea NCOET five day  Explore Course is one of our most popular courses, in which we work with Transition year students.

This is a five day course. Over the initial three days, we train the students in the various skills necessary for the completion of a two day expedition over the lakes and hills of Kerry.  On the fourth and fifth days, the students take on this expedition under their own steam.

During the expedition, the students must cope with the challenges of an arduous journey in a wilderness environment.  They will need to confront the physical challenges of mountain climbing; abseiling; canoeing and camping.  They must work as a group to reach collective decisions They must share the skills and the chores of expedition and assist the weaker team members in order for everyone to succeed.

Following the expedition there is a period of reflection, where parallels are drawn from the experiences encountered on the expedition to with those found in everyday life:-

The value of training and learning in order to achieve higher goals;

Confronting Challenges in life;

The ability to contribute to and reach decisions;

The need to work together;

An individual’s contribution to the overall target of a team;

Respect for a unique and unspoiled environment.

Year after year students and teachers tell us that the week in Cappanalea NCOET on the EXPLORE Course was the best week of their schooling.  We have no doubt that the week will provide everyone with life long lessons and memories, standing to them long into adulthood.


EXpedition in Personal and Life Skills through OutdooR  Education

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