Writing from the lovely lounges of Singapore Airport, we have completed the first leg of our journey and launched Schoolies Rev 2018! We have two teams this year, one heading to Cambodia and the other to the Philippines. Each day they will be sharing about their experiences and we are certainly looking forward to great trips!
For those unaware, all of our students have been involved in an important preparation process leading up to this trip. Not only are they busy completely Year 12 and raising funds, we also meet five times throughout the year, focusing on team-building, (so we can enjoy being together) and teaching & training (so we can help without hurting). Students also meet with a leader one-on-one, which continues on the trip and when we return home.
The whole process culminated in our Launch Day, where we were able to gather together, reinforce some of the key values and guidelines, and just have a fun afternoon together. Our parents and families were there for the start, as they beautifully prayed for us. There were a few sneaky tears when it was time to say goodbye (and maybe some more joyous celebrations!). But in all seriousness, very grateful for the support of all the parents and all they've done to make this trip possible for their children.
We had a lovely dinner together, made our way to the airport and then enjoyed a flight of sleep or movies. Now in Singapore, the team is busy exploring all the crazy attractions on offer, including the butterfly house and world's biggest airport slide! Soon, we head our separate ways and we will meet back in this same airport in a few weeks time, with plenty of stories and memories to share.
We hope you enjoy reading some of our experiences here - feel free to leave comments that we can share with the team. Also, we will have many more photos and smaller updates on our social media channels, so make sure you follow those. Thanks for your prayers and support, and here is to a great #schooliesrev18!
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