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A summer in Swaziland

It's been a voyage out of their comfort zone for Lower Sixth students, who this month travelled to Swaziland with volunteerism organisation Sense Africa to help build an old age home and paint a school, among many other tasks.

As well as the construction projects on the home, the school and a playground - which included readying the ground for foundations, brick-laying and plastering - the students created a vegetable patch, joined in with community gatherings and went on safari treks. A particular highlight was their singing Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah in a church service.

In their blogs, posted on the Sense Africa website, our students tell the stories of their adventures and how much they have learned through this experience:

www.senseafrica.co.uk/sense-africa-blog/the-start-of-an-expedition-in-swaziland/

www.senseafrica.co.uk/sense-africa-blog/conservation-in-mbuluzi/

www.senseafrica.co.uk/sense-africa-blog/building-an-old-age-home-team-ndlovu/

The students' work has also been recognised in the Swazi press:

www.senseafrica.co.uk/sense-africa-blog/sta-welcomes-uk-volunteer-tourists-stories-by-nomthandazo-nkambule/

 

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