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Costa Rica bound

Date Posted: 30/09/2015 | Posted In: Latest news

On the 17th October, thirty students from QE will travel to Costa Rica on a World Challenge expedition.  Whilst there, the students will work with the local community, planting indigenous trees and ensuring their visit is carbon neutral.  They will also help a local charity with the building of a school for orphan children.

For the last seven years QE has organised such World Challenge expeditions to a vast array of countries including Nepal, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Ethiopia and Romania. After Costa Rica the plan is to recruit students to go out and volunteer in Borneo.

The College has vibrant links with Darlington primary schools and for the last three years the students have taken the class mascots from Northwood Primary School on the expedition. So again, this year, Charlie Chimp, Theresa Tiger and Monty Monkey will travel with the students and photos will be sent back to the children at Northwood.

‘’ It’s a great way of engaging with the children and giving them an insight into developing

countries, ‘’said  Nancy Wall, the expedition leader.  ” Also, it’s really important for our students to understand the importance of community both at home and overseas and for them to share their experience and maybe inspire future explorers.”