Thursday, February 14, 2013
Sidmouth College sixth formers are putting their thinking caps on for ways to raise a combined £24,000 for a visit to Africa.
Joe Griffiths, Isaac Thomas, Elliot Rice, Lauren Tye, Megan Hook and Ben West hope to join a trip to Tanzania next summer with Camps International, which aims to making a lasting positive impact on the communities and wildlife.
The six AS and A-level students are beginning by selling wristbands for one pound each to start them on the way to their £4,000 individual targets.
Isaac said: “It promises to be the trip of a lifetime and will be a great opportunity for us to see Africa, experience living in a completely different culture and make a really positive contribution to local education and conservation projects.
“We have a lot of money to raise and are putting our thinking caps on as to how we might achieve that.
He added: “We really hope lots of people give us their support.”
The trip continues the school’s connection to Tanzania, which has developed over the last five years.
Sue Varley, the head of sixth form, said: “It will be an amazing experience which they will never forget and will hopefully help them in their future endeavours when applying to University or for a job.
“It’s not going to be easy raising the money they need but they are certainly determined to succeed.”