Youngsters map out success in geography finals

Pupils from Millais School in Horsham took part in the final of the national African Adventures School Geography Challenge.

They were one of nine school teams competing at Weekes Community Centre in Slough to compete for the prize of a trip to Kenya for four students and two teachers.

The organisers say it was an amazing achievement for the finalist schools to reach this stage of the competition after nearly 200 schools registered to participate in the challenge. 

Students from Millais joined the eight other schools for an all-day activity working in their school teams of four to complete a task focused on sustainable development. The task specifically focused on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4, which is to ‘ensure inclusive and quality education for all and to promote lifelong learning’.

All schools came to the challenge full of enthusiasm and the judges were very impressed with the students’ efforts with some outstanding submissions being produced. An excellent day was had all round and the judging panel now have a difficult decision to make on which team has performed on top, all to be announced very soon.

Throughout the competition, students have been broadening their knowledge on international development and the challenges faced by emerging countries and in particular, Kenya. The finalist schools now wait in anticipation for the announcement on who has been successful in winning the ultimate prize trip to Kenya. The winning school will then choose four students and two teachers to travel to Kenya to volunteer at one of African Adventures’ partner projects in Kenya. The group will get to see first-hand the challenges the communities in Nakuru, the town in which African Adventures works, face on a daily basis.

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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