Students will visit slums on African adventure
STUDENTS and teachers from a Yate school will travel to Kenya to teach other young people.
The 12 pupils from Yate International Academy will visit Spurgeons Academy in Nairobi, which their school is twinned with.
They will help Kenyan children with their school work and also teach them a skill they have learnt themselves.
The Yate students will also visit a slum near Nairobi where some of the children they meet at the school live.
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The students are currently raising money towards the trip they will take in July 2014 through a host of fundraising activities, including a sponsored swim at Yate Leisure Centre on Saturday.
They have also been packing bags at supermarkets, making cards to sell to fellow pupils and organising events such as a darts competition.
Tracy Howells from the school said: "The students will be using their own experiences at school and trying to teach things they have learnt themselves.
"There will also be the opportunity to go into slums in Nairobi to see where these children live and to talk to their families and experience first hand what sort of lives these children live.
"We know this will open our students' eyes and teach them something as well."