In­nis set for Guyana pro­ject

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A Bal­fron High School stu­dent has been se­lected for an over­seas ed­u­ca­tion pro­ject.

In­nis Sher­wood-Thomp­son is set to spend 12 months as a vol­un­teer teach­ing maths and sci­ence in Guyana, on South Amer­ica’s North At­lantic coast, but has to raise over £6000 to fund the trip.

He needs the money to cover“every­thing from fares to in­oc­u­la­tions”and has been rais­ing funds since he was cho­sen just be­fore Christ­mas.

Hav­ing al­ready raised £3000, he now plans a ceilidh, fea­tur­ing the Bal­fron High School Ceilidh Band , in Ed­mon­stone Hall, Blane­field, on March 4.

As part of the ceilidh pro­ject, a silent auc­tion will take place with do­na­tions from fam­ily, friends and the gen­eros­ity of lo­cal busi­nesses.

One of the auc­tion items will be a framed oil paint­ing of an old steam train rac­ing past Glen­goyne dis­tillery specially com­mis­sioned by fam­ily friend Jim Thom­son.

Tick­ets for the ceilidh are avail­able from Bal­fron High School re­cep­tion dur­ing nor­mal school of­fice hours.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on ceilidh tick­ets, to find out more about In­nis’ven­ture and to check on or do­nate to his fundrais­ing you can view his Face­book page at www. face­book.com/ in­nisyear­withpt.

Se­lected In­nis has been cho­sen to spend a year in Guyana teach­ing sci­ence and maths but has to help fund the trip

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