Sixth Form Girls raise funds for trip of a lifetime
Thursday, 10 December 2009
A group of Sixth Form students are hoping to raise thousands of pounds for a once in a lifetime educational trip to India in 2011.
The girls from Years 12 and 13 are each trying to raise £3, 500 to take part in the trip with World Challenge, an expedition company which offers young people the chance to learn life and leadership skills outside of the classroom.
In a recent group fundraising effort, the sixth formers set up stalls selling sweets to Junior Girls, and they are all putting in individual efforts including car boot sales, skydives, abseils, bag packing at shops, and car washes - anything to raise as much money as possible.
The group of students are planning a trip to India which will see them embark on a journey of self discovery. The girls will face a series of mental and physical challenges, taking them outside their comfort zones and teaching them how to overcome adversity, cope with new environments and become more aware of both their strengths and weaknesses. The life skills they learn will not only aid personal growth, but can help secure university places and impress future employers. Girls will build strong friendships and gain confidence - all while having the time of their lives!
World Challenge encourage students to raise the money to fund their trip themselves, as getting involved in planning and fundraising their way to the experience of a lifetime is just as much a part of the educational experience as the expedition itself. They offer pupils a unique fundraising programme to provide them with lots of fundraising help and advice along the way.