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Shackleton Leadership Programme

The Shackleton Leadership Programme is designed to develop and celebrate leadership, practical skills and teamwork. 

Students take part in monthly activities tailored to different age groups with a universal focus on four main themes:

  1. To inspire, encourage and support a spirit of adventure.

  2. To develop proficiency and skills in outdoor activities.

  3. To encourage an ability to risk assess and remain safe.

  4. To introduce pupils to the intrinsic reward of helping others through community projects both at school and in the wider community.

The Shackleton Leadership Programme is a popular and amusing aspect of Mount Kelly UK, which we have adapted and brought to Hong Kong. It is a programme where children can explore a diverse range of projects guided by our school staff, broadening and developing their experience in a structured and safe environment.

Some of the activities offered in the programme include:

Walking Communication and Radios First Aid Assisting Local Charities
Camp Craft Weather Reading Water Safety Charity Boxes
Sailing Navigation Risk Assessment Conservation Projects
Climbing Route Planning    


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Ernest Shackleton

Ernest Shackleton (1874-1922) was a renowned Antarctic explorer who demonstrated exceptional courage and leadership, particularly during his epic Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914 -17. Although he never completed his aim of being the first to cross the continent via the South Pole his exploration and leadership skills ensured that his 28-strong crew returned home safely after almost three years in one of the most challenging climates known to man. His story remains one of the greatest feats of human survival and cements his place as one of the key figures of “the heroic age of Antarctic exploration”.