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Trio Taking Part In Kenyan Volunteer Project

Three Sixth Formers who will spend a month helping communities in Kenya have got their fundraising off to a flying start.

Shaun Chivers, Elisha Taylor and Ellie Warren have to raise £3,500 each to take part in the Camps International project next summer.

They decided to take part after the organisation visited KSA earlier this year and gave a presentation about what was involved.

While their exact itinerary has yet to be decided, the students know they will be helping communities on school and house building projects and they will be sleeping in tents or huts.

They have already raised about £1,700 each and will continue their fundraising at the Academy's open evening tonight (Thursday, October 13th) where they will be selling cupcakes.

They have also organised a fancy dress Halloween disco for year 7s next Thursday, October 20th, from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in the school hall.

Elisha said: "We decided to go to Kenya because we think it's a one-off chance. It's not often you get people coming into school and offering this opportunity. It will also be good to help other people and make a difference to their lives."

Shaun added: "It will give us a grasp of what other cultures are like and how they live. It's something you see on television but don't really get to experience."

The Sixth Formers have already held car boot sales, competitions and have taken part in sponsored walks to help reach their target.