Bourne Academy pupils learn from Africa expedition

Pupils at work on one of the community projects
Pupils at work on one of the community projects
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While most people their age were wasting away the summer holidays, a group of pupils from a Bourne school were working on an aid project in Africa.

During the summer break, nine pupils from Bourne Academy had the opportunity of a lifetime to visit Kenya to assist on community projects.

The pupils had to pay their own way and raised funds to assist with the cost.

They spent their time assisting in a variety of projects including digging foundations for a new classroom at a school, staying at four different camps during their visit.

Year 13 pupil James Craig said: “The trip was a truly amazing experience.

“I would recommend doing this sort of expedition to anyone with a real sense of adventure and a true want to discover a completely different side of themselves.

“This sort of trip could change the lives of so many people, just from people like me going and helping them out with small tasks.

“I’m so glad I went and I would jump at the opportunity to go back.”