School ex­change helps build in­ter­na­tional links

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News -

YOUNG­STERS from Oun­dle vis­ited Africa as part of a school ex­change.

Pupils from Oun­dle School and its sis­ter prep-school Lax­ton Ju­nior School trav­elled to Kenya, to strengthen links.

The school puts on reg­u­lar trips to the coun­try but as a change took the younger pupils rather than sixth for­m­ers.

Trip or­gan­iser and his­tory teacher Ian Clark said: “The trip aimed to help ease the pupils into life in Kenya, and through our links with Pembroke House School near Gil­gil, we were able to spend our first two nights in fairly fa­mil­iar sur­round­ings.

“From then on though, we moved into more un­usual sleep­ing en­vi­ron­ments, from open­fronted thatched build­ings with hip­pos on the lawn to camp­ing in rain soaked forestry.”

The young­sters learnt about life in Kenya and helped chil­dren from a pri­mary school and an or­phan­age un­der­stand how their coun­try’s her­itage can draw in tourists.

Year 8 pupil Henry Sleight (13) said: “At the Saidia or­phan­age we heard un­bear­ably and un­be­liev­ably sad sto­ries about each in­di­vid­ual child which re­ally taught us all a les­son.”

fas­ci­nat­ing trip: Oun­dle School and Lax­ton Ju­nior School pupils with Kenyan chil­dren in the Rift Val­ley.

SHEP­HERD’S DE­LIGHT: A Lin­coln Long­wool, a sheep bred spe­cially for its lus­cious locks, which will be sheared at the week­end.

EX­CITED: Young­sters from Warmington Play­group at Oun­dle Fire Sta­tion.

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