Burnie High School

Students planning mission to Cambodia

 

VOLUNTEERS: Cambodia trip are (front, from left) Jasmine Hodgetts, Natalie Febey, Brianna Clarke, Eliza Paul, Bailee Gillard, Annika Duncan, and (back) Tori Crisp, Emma Duncan, Julius Greene, Tobin Mason and Carly Grey.  Absent: Ben White.  Picture: Caitlin Midson, Burnie High School.

For the first time at Burnie High School, students will take part in an invaluable experience by volunteering in Cambodia.

Twelve students from grade 9 and 10 will be travelling to rural areas of the country.

The students will be there for 16 days, volunteering with the Cambodia Kids Foundation.

Teacher Caitlin Midson said the trip would provide educational opportunities for the students.

"We want students to come home being aware of not just local issues but global," Mrs Midson said.

"I want them to know they can make a difference and that they understand Cambodia's current situation and the complexities of giving help."

Students will be taking part in activities with younger pupils such as music, sport, dance and literature.

Support the students by making a donation while they cycle on Saturday June 21.

  • Donations can be accepted via cheque which can be sent to the school office at Fidler Street, Cooee.  Donations can also be made in person, and all funds will go to the students travelling.

Story by Ellie Simpson, The Advocate