Zambia Expedition 2019

In July, 15 of our Lower Sixth students embarked on a three week expedition to Zambia. To start the trip, the students taught and built in a rural Zambian community and school. Here, they took it in turns teaching the local children, and building a boundary wall for an orphanage. They also had the opportunity to learn how to cook traditional Zambian food, play football and netball with the locals, and they even attended Sunday Mass in Mkushi. Following this the group battled the heat and trekked for four days in the stunning Bakota Gorge, which leads to the world famous Victoria Falls, sleeping under the stars on the bank of the Zambezi was one of the most incredible experiences any of us have ever experienced.

To finish the trip the Lower Sixth hopped over the border into Botswana and were rewarded with an African safari, this was absolutely amazing, and a wonderful reward at the end of an exhausting three weeks! This trip was an incredible experience for the students, they were required to lead, budget, and do all of their own shopping and cooking. For the duration of the trip they camped in tricky conditions, and truly had to look after one another both physically and emotionally. The Lower Sixth students showed empathy to the situations they witnessed, maturity and determination throughout, and should be extremely proud of all they have achieved, and how they have represented themselves and GHS.

Mr Rod Laughton