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Borealis Society Parent Information Evening


Pupils of The Mount Senior School will have the opportunity to travel to the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions for an adventure with a difference!

This Friday 21 January, pupils and families of girls from Year 10 to College I are invited to attend the launch of the all-girl Quaker school’s Borealis Academic Society in the Dining Room. A presentation from Nigel Bidgood, who is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, will demonstrate the expeditions and benefits to girls of this super-curricular programme.

These expeditions are intended to provide a challenging environment in which the girls can step outside their normal physical and mental comfort zones, within a distinct academic learning experience intended to widen their intellectual horizons and broaden their experiences beyond the school gates,” said David Griffiths, Principal of The Mount.

College II enjoyed a brief chat with Nigel Bidgood last week about an expedition that is being offered to them so that their cohort, which had many international trips cancelled due to covid, can still enjoy a high-octane international expedition.

A lake surrounded by mountainous landscape in Iceland
A mountainous landscape in Iceland

Mr Bidgood’s visit opened our eyes to an amazing opportunity, because we had never heard of it before,” said Sophie in College II, “it sounds like a once in a lifetime opportunity. I think it’s good for the school to have this partnership. I don’t know if we’ve had anything like this in the past. Obviously we’ve had school trips for subjects but we’ve haven’t had anything like this before, and it does sound like it’s going to be amazing.”

It’s good that they have given us this option, because we will be leaving. It’s nice that they have thought about what we might like to do as a Year,” said Lottie (College II).