This week we visited St Sampson’s Secondary School to chat to Ms Henry’s Year 8 Geography class about our upcoming travels. Hopefully it made an interesting change to their normal Geography lesson; we showed them our planned route and some of the places we were hoping to visit. We tackled some stereotypes with some of the countries on our itinerary and explained why we were embarking upon such an ambitious project. We were very impressed with the student’s global knowledge and received a few good suggestions about carrying spare tyres and pulling the ladder up into our tent at night! We were also advised to carry a knife (its tough growing up on the streets of Guernsey these days). We also wanted to encourage the pupils to work hard in order to achieve their ambitions; with determination and commitment even the ‘craziest’ of plans can be accomplished!
After a slide presentation, we took the class out to the school car park where Bee-Bee was parked; we popped up the roof tent and Andy explained about all the modifications that have turned her into the expedition-ready vehicle she is today. There was a lot of interest in our multi-iPod ‘control panel’ and how loud we would be able to blast out tunes in the middle of a tranquil wilderness. The most popular question was “where do you poo?” (...the answer to this may have lost us a few potential overlanding converts). From feedback we received afterwards we may have inspired a couple of future adventurers...