Students’ trip of a lifetime to Namibia

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Five students from a South Normanton school embarked on a trip of a lifetime to 
Namibia.

The students, from Frederick Gent School, joined pupils from five other schools in the Bolsover district for the trip, which enabled them to make a meaningful contribution to a local Namibian community.

They were involved in renovating a school and then teaching the pupils there. Following this, they undertook a trek in one of the largest deserts in the world, the Namib Desert.

In order to take part, students had to register their interest in the expedition and then had to undergo a selection process consisting of an application, an interview and medical checks. The successful candidates then had to participate in fundraising events to raise the money needed for the trip.

The school also held its first annual Friends of Freddies (PTA) summer fair at the end of July.

The event included rugby coaching, stalls selling cakes, books, bric-a-brac and a bouncy castle. Fun was had by all who attended, with the event raising more than £600.

Next year’s summer fair will be on Saturday, July 15.

The school is also set to host a fashion show on Wednesday, September 28, with more details to follow.