5 years old…

Digital Explorer was five last week and in the great tradition of 5 year plans, it’s time to reflect on what we have achieved and think to the future about the next five years.

When we started out, the aim was to provide young people with a different way of engaging in their world through a range of experiences whether it be going on one of our expeditions, linking live with teams in the field or being taught by someone who has enjoyed one of our training courses or used some of our resources.

The amount of opportunities and resources on the Digital Explorer online academy is testament to how far we’ve come in achieving this mission. So many different people have contributed to their creation from the amazing sponsors and partners to the expedition teams we’ve had the pleasure of working with, not to forget the great resource writers and designers who have brought it all to life.

We have some great projects at the moment for the classroom, learning about the Arctic or the Great Barrier Reef, something on sustainable fishing, a great archive on Pakistan and looking at the reporting of extremism in the media and several more to launch in the coming weeks.

At the heart of all we’ve tried to do is make learning about the world fun for students and easy for teachers.

We’ll be taking some time in the next months to plan the next five years. In the meantime, if you have any comments about what you’ve liked about our work over the past 5 years or even something you’d like to see more of in the next 5, please do comment below.

We’re here for young people, but more importantly we’re here for teachers, to support you in engaging the next generation in the big issues facing all of us.

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