Year 13 student, Nichole Flynn is hard at work making jewellery to fund an overseas adventure. Nichole will teach Peruvian children in the city of Cuzco next summer on a month-long trip organised by travel company Madventurer.
She will teach English to students aged from five to 18 during the week and will spend her weekends sightseeing. Nichole said: 'I speak Spanish and want to study the language at university so I thought it would be good to do this trip. I've always wanted to go to Peru. I'll have free time at the weekends so I want to go to the Inca trail and the mountains and everything.'
Now Nichole and her friends, Charlotte Powers and Katy Laing are hard at work making beaded bracelets, necklaces and rings which they will sell at the Christmas market to raise £2,000 towards the cost of the trip. So far they have made about 60 bracelets with the help of teacher Miss Navarro Marin who is herself a beadwork enthusiast.
Nichole said: 'Miss Navarro Marin used to show us what she'd made so last year we made pens and baubles for the Christmas and they sold really well so we thought this year we'd pull out all the stops and just get into jewellery making.'
Nichole is hoping that the reasonably priced jewellery will sell well at the Christmas market which takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday of week eight. Other fundraising projects in the pipeline include holding race nights and a fancy dress party on Valentine's Day.