Students will take part in a jungle trek and community project in Thailand on the latest World Challenge trip. The two-week adventure north west of Chiang Rai sets off in July 2012, so students from Years 9 to 12 should sign up now in order to secure their place. Teachers, Mr and Mrs Strydom plus 18 students and a guide from World Challenge will undertake raft building and canoeing along the Maekok river plus a trek through jungle to traditional tribal hill villages.
The trip costs £1,795 and additional funds will be needed for equipment and transport to and from the airport. It is the fourth expedition that Brooke Weston students have made with World Challenge. Previous parties have gone to Peru and Poland, and there is a contingent travelling to Botswana and Namibia this summer. Former students have raised money by getting jobs, mowing lawns and bag-packing at local supermarkets.
Mrs Strydom said: ‘The students will strengthen their teamwork and leadership skills because they are going to be organising the trip, spending the money, arranging and setting up camps and challenging themselves to raise the funds they need.’