Up for the chal­lenge on Far East ad­ven­ture

Fundrais­ing drive on

Perthshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - Ross Gar­diner

Pupils will travel to Myan­mar in 2019 A Perth se­condary school is fundrais­ing for a trip of a life­time to South East Asia.

Perth Academy has ran World Chal­lenge trips ev­ery two years for over a decade.

It is open to all S4 and 5 pupils, with par­tic­i­pants asked to plan and rais­ing cash for the ex­cur­sion in the two years lead­ing up to their de­par­ture.

Pupils de­cide on the itin­er­ary, con­trol the bud­get, de­cide on ac­com­mo­da­tion and trans­port and are in charge once in the coun­try.

Or­gan­is­ers say this gives the pupils an amaz­ing op­por­tu­nity to de­velop a huge range of skills from or­gan­i­sa­tional and in­ter­per­sonal skills, in­de­pen­dence, con­fi­dence, team­work and lead­er­ship skills.

Dur­ing the build-up, the pupils will train with World Chal­lenge rep­re­sen­ta­tives to pre­pare them­selves for the epic jour­ney, which this year will see pupils travel to Myan­mar.

The ex­pe­di­tion costs ap­prox­i­mately £4500 and the pupils are en­cour­aged to take own­er­ship of achiev­ing this tar­get.

The pupils are sup­ported in a num­ber of ac­tiv­i­ties from spon­sored events, bag pack­ing, part time jobs and host­ing events. They also do var­i­ous fundrais­ing projects as a main group, in­di­vid­u­ally and in small ‘break away’ groups.

The Perth Academy World Chal­lenge team is hold­ing its first group fundrais­ing event, a ladies night, on Novem­ber 24 at the school.

There will be over 24 stall hold­ers at the night sell­ing ev­ery­thing from jew­ellery, gin, art, crafts, gifts, can­dles, home fur­nish­ings, plus cards, to dec­o­ra­tions, sk­in­care, aro­mather­apy and cloth­ing to kick­start the funds.

Tick­ets priced £7 which in­cludes wine and a fin­ger buf­fet are avail­able from ei­ther through ehenry@pkc.gov.uk or by phon­ing 07590478222.

Get­ting ready

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