Cirencester Deer Park students raise funds for Nepal trek
12:02pm Tuesday 15th October 2013 in News
A GROUP of intrepid students from Cirencester Deer Park School are preparing to take part in a once-in-a-lifetime challenge next year.
Some 21 students will set off next April on a 16-day trek though the Himalayas as part of the World Challenge expedition to Nepal.
As well as the tough trek students will make a real contribution to the area, undertaking a welfare project with a local school.
Students have also had to take on a different challenge prior to the trip, raising sponsorship money to raise more than £46,000 needed to fund the expedition.
They have already carried out numerous fundraising events including abseiling, baking, bag packing and quizzes.
Deer Park headteacher Chiquita Henson said: “The pupils are showing great resourcefulness and teamwork in preparing for this challenge. These are valuable skills for the expedition itself but are also important qualities for successful futures beyond school. I am proud of their efforts and enthusiasm.”
The pupils are now planning an auction evening at the school on Friday, November 22 to help get even closer to their total sponsorship target.
Lots will vary from a week’s holiday accommodation at home and abroad to hula dancing workshops and rounds of golf.
• To donate items for the auction or find out more please contact the school on 01285 653447.
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