Kenyan adventure for Grammar students

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A GROUP of students have just returned home from an adventure of a lifetime where they spent the last four weeks volunteering on community projects in Kenya.

The month long trip saw 23 avid Skegness Grammar Schoool students jet off back in July after each fundraised and saved the £3,500 needed to go.

During the trip the students and two teachers travelled round several areas of Kenya to take part in various projects and even gain qualifications in scuba diving.

John Nuttall, head of sixth form and trip leader, said: “We spent time working at a school building defences and we travelled to Tsavo, which was in the middle of game reserve to help dig ditches so rain water could gather there.

“The second week we went to Muhaka to help develop a piece of land which is going to be a local training college.

“The students also took part in a scuba diving training in the third week on Diani beach, which was fun.

“The main focus of the trip was taking part in community projects and it gave a real sense of the reality of life in Kenya.”

Although the trip was hard work and meant long days taking part in physical activity, it also provided long-long experiences.

Amy Godberhere, 16, who also had a birthday over in Kenya and student, said: “The trip itself was amazing and the standards were very good.

“It was a rewarding trip and I would like to do another trip during a gap year before university or afterwards.”

The PE department at the school also donated tennis rackets, rounders bats and equipment and the Skegness Cricket Club also donated two quick cricket sets for schools over in Kenya.