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Teaching Maths and Science in South America

Date Posted: 26/04/2013 | Posted In: Latest news

Guyana is beckoning 18 year old Catherine Lucas, a student at QE.

This summer she will sit her final A Level exams in History, Maths and English and will then fly out to Guyana to teach Maths and Science in a remote village in the rainforest. She will spend a year with Project Trust in Guyana before returning to the UK to take up a place at Northumbria University studying Quantity Surveying.

 Catherine explains:

‘The selection process for a place with Project Trust was challenging and I was delighted to be accepted. I wanted to have a Gap Year working in a developing country as it will be a good way of helping others with their education and will be a life changing experience for me. There’s a real shortage of teachers, especially Maths and Science teachers, in Guyana which is the only English speaking country in South America and I do think I can make a difference.’

Catherine has to raise a total £5,400 to fund her work in Guyana and has already raised half the amount through a variety of fund raising events.  Her next charity event is to be held on June 21 at the Northern Echo Arena, home of Darlington Mowden Park Rugby Club. It will be a band night and tickets are £6, available from Catherine at the College.