Sidmouth students fundraise for Africa trip

Sidmouth College students (L-R) Joe Griffiths, Isaac Thomas, Elliot Rice, Lauren Tye and Megan Hook

Sidmouth College students (L-R) Joe Griffiths, Isaac Thomas, Elliot Rice, Lauren Tye and Megan Hook - Credit: Archant

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.


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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.

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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.”

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