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opportunity for Concordians to head for Kenya

Friday October 5, 2018

Next summer, Concord is offering students from Form 5 upwards the opportunity to combine overseas work experience, international development and adventure. Recent school trips have included exciting international expeditions in Iceland, Bolivia and Costa Rica, but in summer 2019 Concord will be taking a group to Kenya for 3 weeks. Students and accompanying staff will join the Moving Mountains Trust and Adventure Alternative for the trip of a lifetime, working on meaningful development projects. Prospective medics and dentists will take part in ‘Medicamp’, assist in the delivery of community health clinics in addition to work shadowing in a major regional hospital. Meanwhile, non-medic students will work directly with children on international development projects to support local schools and street children. In addition to such development projects, the group will go on safari, culminating in a visit to the Masai Mara – which will be of particular interest to prospective vets and biologists, as well as an opportunity to learn of different cultures, with a visit to a Masai village. There is an additional option to stay in Kenya for a further week too, for those wishing to trek up Mount Kenya (4985m). Concord's Head of Science and organiser of the trip, Mr Barry Brown said: “As the third highest peak in Africa this represents a fantastic and accessible physical challenge to reach the peak, through ever-changing habitats. “This trip will help provide students with a true appreciation for life in Africa, and a great insight into the health and development challenges for aid workers. “Aside from the obvious benefits of work experience and cultural enrichment, it is also an opportunity for students to learn new skills, grow in confidence, be inspired in their career choices and even make friends for life amongst both Concordians and Kenyans.” For more information, please contact Mr Barry Brown, Head of Science at b.brown@concordcollege.org.uk. For further insights into what the trip may entail, please see the following: Overview of ‘Africamp’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjfZ2DdXj24 Embu Rescue Centre https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QWthRNEehQ 'Summit Day' on Mount Kenya https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3jAbyMoTGE International Development Projects (and Mount Kenya) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0Z5WeHY1ZE