Students fundraise for Cambodia trip

By Jim Durkin

Camps International (left to right) Juliet Bayne, Kornelia Halikowska, Maya Clement, Edward Scroggie

Camps International (left to right) Juliet Bayne, Kornelia Halikowska, Maya Clement, Edward Scroggie

STUDENTS from a Poole school are hoping to work on a number of community and conservation projects in rural Cambodia next year.

Fifteen pupils from St Edward’s School have started fundraising for the four-week trip which has been organised to help impoverished villages in the South East Asian country.

Once there the students, from mixed year groups, will work to build wells to provide clean water, construct toilets and help sustainability initiatives such as building chicken houses, water pots and even a jungle garden.

St Edward’s School headteacher Michael Antram said: “This trip offers an unparalleled opportunity for our students to have an enriching and horizon-expanding cultural experience a world away from their lives here, as well as an important opportunity to make a difference and work to help the Cambodian communities where many people live below the poverty line.

“We are hugely grateful to the school community for the donations which have been made so far and we hope more will follow.

“We’d also like to reach out to local businesses on behalf of our pupils and invite them to support this truly worthwhile endeavour.”

The expedition costs £4,380, so pupils are now working to raise money to support their efforts.

The school has also introduced a donation box for unwanted clothes in reception, to be sold to Cash4Clothes to contribute to the trip costs. Clothes, shoes, belts, hats, small soft toys, handbags, jackets and coats are all welcomed.

The trip is organised by Camps International.

High Flyers Tournament

Yesterday the High Flyers sports group had their first fixture at Victoria School. Students enjoyed learning a new version of Boccia called ‘Killer Boccia’ and are keen to return again soon! Thank you to Simon Higgins and all the sports leaders from Victoria School for hosting us.

Student Achievements

Well done to Eleanor Rigler who won the regional qualifier in Trampoline Gymnastics representing OLGA in the level 3 13+ girls category.
Well done to Caty Rickman who came 2nd in the regional qualifier in Trampoline Gymnastics representing Bourne to Bounce in the level 6 15-16 Girls category.

Both girls will now represent the South West at the regional team finals.


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Indian Evening

Our Indian Evening is fast approaching!! Please put the date in your diaries – tickets will be available to buy from the student office within the next few weeks.

In previous years, this event has been was an incredible night of traditional Indian performances and food.