OSC’s Week Without Walls Program
In the second term of the school year OSC’s secondary school runs its annual off-campus Week Without Walls (WWW) program. Experience Sri Lanka! is a program of experiential education designed to facilitate learning experiences outside of the traditional classrooms in our host nation Sri Lanka.
The WWW program grew out of a desire to better expose OSC students to our host nation Sri Lanka and its varied natural and cultural treasures. There were OSC trips into Sri Lanka and an ambitious outdoor education program at the dawn of the millennium. These coalesced into the WWW program which was launched in January 2008. The learning experiences are organized and planned by teaching or advisory teams with varying degrees of support from tourist providers. The MYP 5 (Grade 10) and DP1 (Grade 11) WWW learning experiences are designed around “choice programs” where students have a role in choosing the program that they will be going on. Several of these trips have been running since we first offered choice trips in 2012-13. Microtrips are designed as IDUs but have explicit aspects Creativity, Activity or Service (CAS) incorporated in them. We typically offer five microtrips that have roughly 10-15 students each.