Scouts & Trips
Peponi House has its own very active Scouts company, where a couple of dedicated members of staff (scouts in their own right), prepare and deliver weekly sessions. More than this, the junior and senior scouts have an exciting outward bound programme where they are involved in trips to Nyeri, Sagana and Lake Naivasha. These trips incorporate all the scouting values and principles and are a special addition to the provision.
Early in the academic year, the Year 6 scouts are involved in an investiture ceremony, attended by Nairobi’s Scout Commissioner, where they take the Scout’s promise, in front of family and friends.
Trips and Tours
We are blessed to live in one of the most beautiful countries in the world so we are keen to take advantage of the many opportunities we have to explore and enjoy what Kenya has to offer.
Our trips programme is extensive and well-planned to support our curriculum. They back up what happens in lessons, providing extra context to what is being taught and they give the children interesting experiences. Let’s also not forget – they are great fun!
As the children start, trips are limited to day only. The younger children have trips based around their topics. They visit Nairobi National Park, the Bomas of Kenya, City Park and the Nairobi Railway Museum among others. We also visit various places of worship in line with our R.S. curriculum.
As they get older, residential trips are added to the programme to go alongside other day trips. They start with Year 3s camping overnight on the school grounds and go all the way up to Year 8, summiting Mount Kenya.
Some of our trips include: Year 4s camping in Loldia-Eburru, Year 5s doing watersports and exploring history at Kilifi, Year 6s having fun at Malewa and Year 7s doing white water rafting in Sagana, as well as trips to Ngare Ndare and Ol Pejeta.
In Year 8, there is a Geography trip, where children carry out field work for their final project, the Mount Kenya trip and, oftentimes, a final residential.
Alongside these trips, each year group supports a charity. As part of this, the children go to visit their charity to see how the money we raise is spent. Our current charities include: Jaipur Foot, St Peter’s School, Kangemi Resource Centre, Nairobi Remand Centre, the NEST Children’s Home, Friends of City Park, Friends of Nairobi National Park and Kamili.
Finally, we also have a series of extra-curricular trips, which families can sign up for. These include the annual ski trip to Switzerland, European cultural tours and sports tours. In the past, we have had cultural tours to the UK while sports tours have included cricket to South Africa and hockey to Holland. We have tours planned for both boys’ and girls’ cricket to Zimbabwe and a cultural tour to Spain.
Our fantastic programme of trips ensures that learning takes place all over, not just in the classroom.