18 students from Settle College will be flying from Manchester Airport on Thursday 3rd July to Sri Lanka. The students have raised over £3200 each as they have taken part in World Challenge. This was done through fund raising activities from ‘Auction of Promises’ to ‘Bin Cleaning’. Students have also had extensive training events to prepare them for this expedition, such as the training expedition in Dalesbride in November. World Challenge provides educational expeditions in the developing world to teach life skills and expand minds outside the classroom.
When in country the expedition will last for 21 days. The students will be doing several activities:
- Orientation in Negombo
- Trekking in Sigiriya
- Project phase 1 – support the building of a toilet in a Monastery
- Project phase 2 – teaching literacy, numeracy and sport with our link school, Walasmulla
- Project phase 3 – trek in Knuckles range
- Fly back, 24th July