Spalding High School pupils in Malawi

Spalding High School students in Malawi.

Spalding High School students in Malawi.

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A group of Spalding High School pupils have had a ‘life-changing’ experience doing voluntary work.

Some of the 6th form students volunteered for an Outlook Expedition to Malawi in Africa, accompanied by teachers Mrs Schwarz and Mrs Syer.

A month was spent volunteering at environmental and social projects around the country, before completing a four-day trek through the mountains down to Lake Malawi, followed by a safari at Liwonde National Park.

Students described their time there as truly life-changing and said they were incredibly lucky to have such an immersive experience.

The highlight for them was the schools they visited where they could interact with young children at an orphanage and a crisis nursery.

Year 12 student Rosie Stevenson said: “The looks on their faces as we gave them the colourful notebooks and stationery donated by local supermarkets were unforgettable. They were all so surprised when we managed to converse with them in their own language, Chichewa.”

Rosie thanked everyone who helped the team with their fundraising goals, and which had allowed them to impact lives.