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Chigwell pupils return from trip of a lifetime

PUBLISHED: 10:00 19 September 2015

West Hatch High School pupils and staff enjoy lunch during their trip in Africa

West Hatch High School pupils and staff enjoy lunch during their trip in Africa

West Hatch High School

While most students spent their summers relaxing, twenty-three pupils from West Hatch High School, High Road, recently returned from volunteering in Kenya and Tanzania.

The students began their month-long trip in the community, where they took part in local projects to improve the school buildings, helping them learn everyday Swahili phrases.

They also travelled on a safari route, at Tsavo East National Park, where they saw many wild animals – including elephants, cheetahs, giraffe, buffalo and lion, before trekking up Mount Meru, one of the highest mountains in Africa.

PE teacher Lizzie Edwards said: “It was an amazing experience and one which will never be forgotten.

“The students got to experience life in Africa and it really shed a light on how they live and what exceptional people they really are.”

“Overall the students were a joy to be with and represented the school with pride. It really was a trip of a lifetime!”


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