Four students from Stourport High School will be heading to Peru this summer on a once-in-a-lifetime expedition with Camps International. Year 12 student Mathew Davies along with Year 10 students Sophie Gallagher, Katie Potter and Alfie Myers, will be part of a larger group involving students from North Bromsgrove High School and Barr Beacon School, Walsall. Together, the group will spend four weeks in Peru flying out from Heathrow on Wednesday 10 July. This amazing opportunity will involve two weeks working with the local people on different community and environmental projects plus spending a week at Lake Titicaca. The final week will involve the ultimate challenge of trekking the spectatcular Salkantay Trial to the sacred ancient ruins of Macchu Picchu, through the world-famous Andes mountain range.
Aside from having the opportunity to visit a truly inspiring country, students have had to develop their entrepreneurial skills plus budgeting, time-keeping and priotising their workload in order to raise their fundraising target of £4,350. Each student has individually raised over £3,500 and have a few months left to reach their goal. Students have worked tirelessly to gain support from local businesses, friends and family through sponsorship and donations whilst commiting a substantial amount of time and energy to raise money through raffles, car boot sales, cake sales and paid work. If you would like to support the students in the last phase of their fundraising campaign please contact Mr James, Severn Academies Educational Trust on either firstname.lastname@example.org or 01299 872950. Any support you can provide to the students will most certainly be truly appreciated.