This summer will see 10 Sixth Form students taking part in an expedition to Borneo. The expedition includes a series of activities including a community project, a jungle trek through Kilu and an exciting visit to the orangutan and sun bear rehabilitation centre.

The expedition will allow the students to broaden their horizons, learn new skills and also get involved with cultures and communities that they’ve not yet experienced. Along with this, they will also develop a greater understanding of how to act for a more sustainable future, they’ll explore their role within a global community and they will be challenged to think critically about topical issues that could affect the present and future world around us.”

The trip represents our school’s commitment to offering the broadest possible experiences to our students and has been supported by the Rotary Club of Lichfield St Chad are donating funds to support this venture using a grant from the Sid Harlow Travel Bursary which has been created to recognise the more than forty years service that Sid Harlow has given to the Rotary Club of which he is a founder member.

Vicki Plested, Head of House and World Challenge Co-Ordinator, said: ”We are working through the final preparatory arrangements and are hugely excited about the expedition. This is an experience of a lifetime and will help our students awareness, confidence and perspective as they step out of school and into the wider world”

Matt Allman, Headteacher, added: “We would like to thank Sam Ellicott and the Community, Youth and Vocational Committee of the Rotary Club of Lichfield St Chad for their support for our school. They have contributed funds to this project, and support us in many other ways whether it be The Interact Club, Photography Competitions, and more besides. Communities work best when they work together and Lichfield St Chad Rotary play an important role in our school and our district.”