Students completed a fundraising car wash to raise money for a month-long adventure to Venezuela. They will spend a month trekking on a World Challenge trip, carrying out project work in the Amazon and seeing Angel Falls.
They each have to raise £3,700 to go, and have got a series of fundraising events lined up, including bag packing at Morrisons, running a quiz night and selling products for Valentine’s Day. The students washed around 20 cars at Brooke Weston, for a minimum donation of £5 per vehicle and they are planning to repeat the event in March.
Miss Bianco, who will be accompanying the students said: ‘We will be doing several various things such as a mini trek around Paria Peninsula, a more arduous trek up Mount Roraima, which inspired Arthur Conan Doyle's 1912 sci-fi novel The Lost World and has views of Brazil and French Guyana. We will be working, either with locals or on an environmental project in the Amazon for a week as well as visiting the Caribbean coastline. The students will be organising all of this out in the country as we go along. They will need to book any accommodation we need, or investigate places to camp, shop for food, cook meals and book transportation.’
Previous World Challenge destinations for Brooke Weston students have included Peru, Poland, Botswana and Namibia. This contingent of students will be camping for a weekend in Cannock next month where they will be honing their trekking and catering skills in preparation for the big expedition next July.