Essex Students travelled to Swaziland this summer for trip of a lifetime

10 students from Maltings Academy travelled to Swaziland with World Challenge. Picture: WORLD CHALLE

10 students from Maltings Academy travelled to Swaziland with World Challenge. Picture: WORLD CHALLENGE - Credit: WORLD CHALLENGE

Students from an Essex school went on an adventure of a lifetime this summer with World Challenge who took them to East Africa.

Students camped out on their two week expedition around Swaziland. Picture: WORLD CHALLENGE

Students camped out on their two week expedition around Swaziland. Picture: WORLD CHALLENGE - Credit: WORLD CHALLENGE

A group of year 9 and 10 students from Maltings Academy in Witham, travelled to Swaziland to explore and undertake community projects.

Head Teacher, Emma Baker, said: “I truly believe in our students engaging in experiences that are unique and inspiring.

“World Challenge capitalises on that, plus gives students the opportunity to see how other countries work and see those less fortunate than themselves.”

Groups of Year 9 and 10 students need to raise £2,900 each for their next visits to Cambodia in July 2019 and Vietnam in 2020.

Chloe Nevill, English instructor, said: “The trips are tough, but the students love the experience. It’s all about giving them responsibility for themselves.

“The two-week expeditions are quite intense.”