Trip of a lifetime Africa 2017

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Posted on 18 Dec 15 by

Dear Parents,

As a school we pride ourselves on offering opportunities to inspire our students and to broaden their horizons both educationally and personally. We are delighted to be offering your child the chance to be part of an amazing school trip to Ghana,Kenya or Zanzibar in Africa, where they will be able to volunteer in the local community and work in local schools .

Hence we are delighted to offer a trip with African Adventures, the UK’s leading Volunteer Travel Company, who specialise in offering life changing trips for students to Africa. African Adventures is the UK’s leading volunteer travel organisation specialising in educational trips. They give young people in the UK the opportunity to experience a new culture whilst dedicating their time to truly worthwhile causes. African Adventures’ partner schools in Ghana, Kenya or Zanzibar provide an education for children from underprivileged backgrounds and your child will support these schools by coaching sport, engaging in community work, and providing teaching assistance. No matter what your child’s skills or interests, they will be able to make a difference.
Two other local schools and colleges have also used this company in the past and have been very impressed by their organisation and experience. The trip will also form part of our Rights Respecting Initiative.

Dates:

We are proposing a trip in February 2017 working in local African schools for a week and then spending a weekend visiting a part of the country.

Country:

We have three possibilities, to visit either Ghana (in the Volta Region on the south east coast), Kenya (in Nakuru County) or Zanzibar (Stone town).

Costs:

In the region of £1800 plus medical costs. We intend to support the students in fundraising for this and consider this to be an important part of the whole experience.

We are sending this letter out today for you to register your interest after looking at the following links for more information.

https://www.african-adventures.co.uk/

If you are interested, we would like to invite you to our Presentation evening be held on January 21st 2016 at 6p.m.with a representative from African Adventures to give you more information and to answer your questions. Please fill in the form below and return it to me by January 8th 2015 so we can determine numbers for the Presentation Evening.

Yours sincerely,

Yvonne Watkins
Deputy Head teacher

Phil Harper
Rights Respecting Schools Coordinator

Trip to Africa:

Please complete the form:
I am interested in my son / daughter taking part in the African Adventures Trip
I am able to attend the meeting on January 21st at 6p.m at the Bourne Community College
I am unable to attend the meeting on January 21st but my child is interested in taking part
Name:
Student’s name:
Tutor group:

My child is more interested in going to:
(Please tick one)
Ghana
Kenya
Zanzibar

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED?
• Return direct flights from London Heathrow to destination, Visa for entry and application support
• Pre-departure support including a welcome brochure, online fundraising tools and a bespoke trip t-shirt
• Personal travel insurance which includes cover for volunteer work
• Accommodation at the Volunteer House
• Fully organised project work
• Adventure Weekend
• Three meals per day (except adventure weekend)
• Return airport transfers and daily transport
• Orientation, 24 hour in-country support and UK Co-ordinator based in the country at peak times
• Contribution to African Adventures’ Community Development Pledge
• Beach visits, drumming lesson and farewell celebration on your last night

African Adventures is ATOL and ABTA protected and has an impeccable safety record. They are also a member of the School Travel Forum, are DofE accredited and have been awarded the Learning outside the Classroom quality badge.

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