Africa on horizon for student finalists

Pupils at Millais School in Horsham are looking forward to a national final where they could win a trip to Kenya.

Millais has been selected as one of the ten finalist schools for African Adventures’ nationwide School Geography Challenge Live Final. It will be held on March 28 at Weekes Drive Community Centre in Slough, Berkshire. 

 Last term students from Millais School explored the topic of international development and were tasked with creating an Aid Action Plan in response to the impacts of El Nino flooding in Nakuru, Kenya, a town in which African Adventures supports community school projects. The school’s best two entries were then chosen and submitted to African Adventures’ competition before the Christmas holiday.

 The School Geography Challenge, supported by OCR, STF and Kenya Airways, provided the school with the perfect opportunity to showcase its budding geography students and increase their understanding of the challenges faced by many developing countries around the world and, in particular, Kenya.

 A team of four students from Millais is now looking forward to joining the other finalists at the live final to compete for the prize of a trip to Kenya, for four students and two teachers in June of this year, to volunteer at one of African Adventures’ partner projects. The students and teachers will get to face the realities of the developing community they have been studying in the School Geography Challenge.

 African Adventures is a volunteer travel company that provides humanitarian and financial support to 27 partner community school projects in Ghana, Kenya and Zanzibar. Responsible and ethical volunteering is vital to African Adventures’ work and they aim to provide meaningful and rewarding experiences that bring reciprocal benefits to both the volunteer and projects involved.

For more information on the School Geography Challenge, please contact Rachel Northover on 02381 780957.

 If you would like to find out more about African Adventures and their school volunteer trips to Africa, please contact Joe Pearson, Marketing Manager, at African Adventures on or phone the African Adventures team on 02381 780957.


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