Temüjin & The Gobi 2011 School Project
Borjigin Temüjin to use his full name, but he's better known as Genghis Khan, surely the most famous Mongolian ever. Apart from the guy in the restaurant down the road but that's another story.
Well there's another Temüjin you should know about. Not the type to form a mighty empire by bumping off half of China and Central Asia, oh no. This Temüjin is still an adventurer but he wont be going around making a nuisance of himself. He is going to be joining me and a few others as we journey across the Gobi desert, he’s our reporter for want of a better word. He will be passing on interesting facts about Mongolia throughout our progress and keeping an eye on all the schools we hope to get participating in our expedition.
He’s a bit shy though, a problem we are working hard to rectify and we will be officially introducing him as soon as he can overcome his shyness!
THE GOBI 2011 SCHOOL PROJECT
I pinched this next bit off my mate, Ripley Davenport. I’m sure he wont mind because it’s me who will be looking after his blisters next year...eugh!
It is extremely significant to have a team who believes in ambition. How they can replicate your own ideas and strengthen it and grow stronger as the responsibilities are increased. It is my strategy to have many schools involved in the Gobi 2011 Schools Project and include the expedition as part of their curriculum. Schools, their students and teachers form a fundamental ingredient in our team and share assorted backgrounds, cultures and experiences.
The core of our approach to the Schools Project is to encourage children to reach their full potential by making a more meaningful contribution to the world we live through academic achievement and adventure. What unites everyone is a shared sense of duty and enthusiasm fired by the belief that the greater your ambitions the further you will go.
The Gobi 2011 Expedition team would like to get young people involved and thinking about Mongolia. To enable you to easily incorporate the expedition into your classroom or home we will be assembling science, history, geography, social science and English based worksheets.
We hope that by incorporating these into your lessons you can begin a discussion with your class about the fragile environment of Mongolia, cultural divides and indigenous people and encourage an interest in the more remote parts of the globe with the young.