Senior students from Felpham Community College have arrived back from their trip to Tanzania exhausted and inspired by the charity work they completed.
The students had spent over 18 months planning, organising and fundraising for the trip, which took place at the beginning of the summer holidays.
The group of nine were accompanied by two teachers, who all donated nearly three weeks of their summer holidays to help at a school.
Felpham pupil Georgia Crisp-Mills said: “The trip was an amazing experience and gave us a real insight to life in a third world country.
“It made us realise just how privileged we are in England.
She added: “We had to walk over an hour each day to the school where we were working and we had to take our own water supplies.
“Our main job was painting the outside of the school and our group had to take turns working in the sun and the shade as it was so hot.”
The group from Felpham Community College also helped teach the young school children English and took out t-shirts and football kits for them to keep.
Pupil Steward Longcroft added: “It was lovely to work with the kids and help them with their English as they were all so excited that we were there.
“It was really inspiring to see how much the children wanted to be at school, and how they didn’t complain about travelling, the long hours or the very basic supplies they were given.”
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