Burnie High School

Students on track to raise funds for Cambodia mission

RIDE ON:  Clockwise from bottom left, Burnie High School students Annika Duncan, Jasmine Hodgetts, Brianna Clarke, Emma Duncan, Julius Greene, Tobin Mason, Carly Grey, Bailee Gillard, Eliza Paul, Natalie Febey, Ben White and Tori Crisp.  Picture:  Grant Wells, The Advocate.

Determined students from Burnie High School are ready to put their legs to the test as they ride closer to their trip to Cambodia.

Twelve students from grade nine and 10 will travel to Cambodia in October, where they will be volunteering at the Cambodia Kids Foundation for two weeks.

Until they leave for their unforgettable experience, the students will hold fund-raisers and collect donations for their trip.

Today, students will take part in a cycling challenge where they will ride 735 kilometres on stationary bikes.

This is the major fund-raising event for the Cambodia trip and students have created a "sponsorship wall".  This enables corporate businesses to print their logo on to an A4 "brick", where it will be publicised at upcoming events.  It will eventually be transported to Cambodia.

Teacher Caitlin Midson said donations would be divided between the 12 students to help offset flight costs.

"Students have already collected individual sponsorship," she said.

"We will also be seeking donations from shoppers on the day."

  • To make a donation contact Caitlin Midson at Burnie High School on 6431 2744.


Story by Ellie Simpson, The Advocate