Bright and early the morning of the 17th July the ‘Magnificent Seven’ departed for Heathrow, ready for the trip of a lifetime! The Year 11 and 13 students are travelling with Mr. Keith Lewis from the humanities faculty, all the way to Borneo, on an expedition for 4 weeks.
Amazingly, even to get this far, each student has raised over £3500 and worked over two years to plan for this journey. In Borneo, they will team up with a school from Greenwich and Camps International on conservation and community projects. They will have first-hand experience of one of the most lovable species on the planet, the Orangutan, too! It’s not all work however, they will have the opportunity to visit the islands and complete their PADI open water qualification, giving them valuable skills for life.
Mr Lewis said he was ‘so proud to be travelling with such a great group of young people who have already proved that they have got what it takes to grab fantastic opportunities.’
Jack Edensor, who has just completed Year 11, has worked hard to raise funds over the last two years; his mum estimating that they have baked and sold over a thousand cakes! Year 13 student, Sadie, couldn’t believe that, despite following the kit list, she still had room in her baggage!
It’s going to be hot out there and the students will pull together as a team like never before! We wish them all a safe visit and can’t wait to hear about their adventures when they return.
News about ‘Peru 2019′ for students coming soon!