Ex­plor­ing Swe­den in sum­mer

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Waiuku’s Chris­tian Whyte will soon be fly­ing across the globe for an ex­pe­ri­ence of a life time.

The year 12 stu­dent from ACG Strathal­lan won a schol­ar­ship to study abroad over sum­mer, through a high school stu­dent ex­change provider, Your Ed­u­ca­tion.

Chris­tian will spend six months in Swe­den and is look­ing for­ward to ex­pand­ing his hori­zons.

‘‘Swe­den re­ally stuck out to me as it has some of the most en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly poli­cies in the world, ar­guably lead­ing the world into a greener fu­ture.

‘‘I want to ex­pand my hori­zons, tak­ing one of the most for­ward-think­ing coun­tries as my ex­em­plar. Hope­fully I can en­dure the ex­tremely low tem­per­a­tures long enough to pos­si­bly see Aurora Bo­re­alis.’’

Fel­low stu­dent Ki­ran Mo­rar, from Wey­mouth, also won the schol­ar­ship, and will head to Italy.

ACG Strathal­lan deputy prin­ci­pal Robyn Pryor said in to­day’s in­creas­ingly glob­alised society, it’s im­por­tant for young peo­ple to un­der­stand and ex­pe­ri­ence other cul­tures.

‘‘This ex­pe­ri­ence will pro­vide an op­por­tu­nity for the boys to chal­lenge them­selves and to gain in­sight and un­der­stand­ing on other ways of liv­ing.’’

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Chris­tian Whyte will swap New Zealand’s sum­mer for Swe­den’s win­ter, thanks to a schol­ar­ship he won.

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