A group of our students and staff travelled to Malawi this summer for our annual, three-week trip to Chipwepwete.

During their stay the students taught lessons, covering subjects including fractions, convection and reading; sang songs with the pupils, played games and made porridge for them every morning.

The group also took part in construction activities, including building stoves for local families, digging foundations for a new secondary school and helping with forestry.

Along with their work in the local community, the group had the opportunity to explore the local area. They climbed Mount Mulanje, went on safari and to see hippos, crocodiles and elephants, and visited nearby Zebra Island.

Lucy Charlton, one of the trip leaders, said: “Visiting Malawi was a really special experience, and I feel fortunate to have seen the ongoing impact that we are making on local schools and communities. Our students shared some lovely lessons, songs and memories with local Malawian’s, as well as their peers, through the school work, community projects and various activities that they took part in. Everyone involved will have their own special memories that will undoubtedly help to shape the way we think in the future.”

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