It was a great pleasure to welcome ex-student Rachel Meyer back into the academy this morning to speak in our Sixth Form Assembly. Rachel left us in 2015 to study Geography at Durham University. During the summer break this year, she successfully applied to ICS, International Citizenship Service, in conjunction with the charity Raleigh, to work for 10 weeks in Tanzania helping to build a sustainable drinking and water supply in a rural village.

Not only did she work with the volunteers in the actual building of the facilities, she taught in the local schools to help improve hygiene and ensure that the project was sustainable.

Rachel lived with a local family and clearly got so much out of the experience, it was great to hear and see how much she enjoyed this worthwhile project. We do hope it helps to inspire some of our current students to consider taking on such a challenge.