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Students fundraise for Borneo adventure

Date Posted: 31/03/2016 | Posted In: Latest news

Adventurous students are fundraising for an once-in-a-lifetime expedition to South East Asia.

A group of students from QE will spend two weeks in Borneo working on conservation projects and staying with a tribal community deep in the island’s rainforests.

Teacher Julie Vickerman said the trip will be a fantastic opportunity for the students.

She said: “Going abroad and experiencing a new country is invaluable in not only developing their understanding of other cultures, but developing as individuals as well.”

As part of the expedition, students will volunteer at a Sun Bear sanctuary, complete a trek into the Crocker Mountains and spend a day at the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in Sepilok.

Sciences student Amy Merchant, 17, will be travelling outside of the EU for the first time.

She said: “I’m really excited and looking forward to repairing the footpaths to help increase tourism to the island.”

The students are currently working to fundraise for their trip, staging events including an Easter egg raffle, quiz night, charity zip wire, bag packs and cake sales.

Fundraising will continue until October, when they fly out to Borneo.