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Gap Year Students

Date Posted: 21/05/2014 | Posted In: Latest news

Each year a number of students from QE opt for a gap year after completing their A Levels and before going on to university or into the world of work.  Very often they choose to do voluntary work, helping deprived communities in places all around the world. This year is no exception and a good number of QE students have various gap year plans.

Four such students have places with Project Trust: Jake Graham, Ellie Bourner, Mollie Edwards and Lucy Baker. All successfully completed the challenging selection procedure on the Isle of Coll and have raised in excess of £5000 to fund their work with the Trust.

Jake is going to work with Street Kids in South Africa, a community based project to help some of the most deprived and needy children. Ellie’s destination is Honduras, teaching English to primary and secondary pupils, whilst Mollie’s placement is in an orphanage in Malawi. Lucy will teach English in a primary school in the Dominican Republic.

On their return to the UK all are going on to university. Jake will study Journalism at Teesside University; Ellie will read French, Spanish and Portuguese at Liverpool; Mollie’s degree will be in International Development at East Anglia; Lucy will study Music & Musical Theatre at Chichester.

Ellie says:

‘I’m really excited but a little nervous. I’m in touch with two students who are currently in Honduras and am learning a lot from their blogs. I’m not going out until August so there’s plenty of time to get ready after A Level s are over.’