The Spirit of Adventure Challenge
For the Spirit of Adventure Challenge we would like you to determine and describe what adventure means to you – what life beyond your comfort zone might look like.
Your teacher might ask you to choose your own format in which to do this or they might give you a specific format in which to work e.g. you might create a vision board, or a personal mission, vision and goals statement. Alternatively, you might write a fictional autobiography imagining you are writing about your life at the age of 70, or you might write a letter to your “future me”.
Your response to the question “What does adventure mean to me?” should include:
1) A reflection on each of the following:
- what you enjoy and what challenges you – what energises you?
- your adventure perspective or mindset – e.g. is it endurance or excitement?
2) Six “bucket list” adventure experiences – one that will allow you to do each of the following:
- face a fear and take the opportunity to overcome it or turn it to your advantage;
- experience failure and learn and grow from the experience;
- broaden your horizons through exploring a new country or culture;
- try something completely new that you have never tried before;
- change a behaviour that is stopping you from achieving something you want from life; and
- invent something new (an object, approach or idea) and share it with the world.
3) For each item on your bucket list, an explanation of why you have chosen this particular experience, what you hope to learn from it and how you think it will help you to grow.
If you have completed some of the stations 1-6 your notes and worksheets from the different stations might be helpful in completing the challenge, so you may want to gather them together before you begin.
You might be invited by your teacher to choose your own format in which to do this or they might give you a specific format in which to work (e.g. written narrative, presentation, tourism leaflet or illustrated journey). Please upload your final work after completing all six Challenges.