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World Challenge

We collaborate with World Challenge to offer a fantastic experience to Sixth Form students. For a month in the summer, girls have the opportunity to travel to some of the most fascinating and inspiring countries in the world. Over recent years, we have explored Peru, Ecuador and the Galapagos, Costa Rica and Namibia, Thailand and Cambodia. Our next expedition will be to Borneo.

The idea of World Challenge is to allow the students to design their own itinerary, from a suite of treks, community projects, cultural experiences and rest and relaxation. They are in charge: budgeting, organising and booking accommodation and travel, buying and cooking their own food – all these elements are part of the exploration and excitement of travel and independence.

Parents often comment that their daughters return as changed people, gaining in maturity and tolerance and ready to face the challenges ahead, whether it be university or employment, better prepared.

Visitors to St Gabriel's quickly recognise that this is no ordinary school. Parents are always impressed by the sense of purpose and enthusiasm of the talented, committed staff and the confidence of the extremely happy pupils. We offer girls the opportunity for a seamless journey from Nursery through to Sixth Form, with our boys leaving us at the age of 11 for their senior schools.

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