Malvern College Focus
When it opens its doors to its first students in August 2018, Malvern College Hong Kong (MCHK) will draw on the unique culture and heritage that its parent school, Malvern College in the UK, has built over more than 150 years of excellence.
During that period the school has developed a sterling reputation for academic achievement, though not at the exclusion of personal well-being. One of the first UK schools to adopt the IB Diploma programme, the college is also known for nurturing children as individuals, both in the classroom and beyond, with its innovative Forest School and unique pastoral care programme.
The Forest School gives children the chance to spend half a day per week learning new skills in a woodland setting. MCHK is set to pioneer this approach in Hong Kong, a city where an emphasis on classroom-based academics can mean children miss out on outdoor learning.
The Forest School programme will take them into nature, where they will learn to solve problems and make decisions, boosting their teamwork, resourcefulness and self-esteem, as well as studying the importance of the wilderness areas.