Chigwell pupils return from trip of a lifetime
- Credit: 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.”
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“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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