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