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Sixth Form Students Head to Uganda

Two Sixth Form students are being offered the experience of a lifetime as part of the Academy’s new international links with an African education centre.

The pair who win the opportunity to visit the Discovery Centre in Uganda will attend a Sixth Form Conference in the African country and help build links between the centre and CBA.

BHE faculty staff Dan Arnold and Kirsty Farrar have organised the trip and will be accompanying the students on the one-week visit which takes place from October 28th to November 5th.

The experience has been offered to all Sixth Form students and interested students are currently putting together a presentation to say why they should go which will be presented to a panel of staff on Friday.

The winners will find out next week whether they will be boarding a plane to Africa.

Kirsty Farrar said: "This will be a fantastic opportunity for the students. It will be a cultural experience which you just cannot emulate in the classroom and the students will also help us set up the links with the centre.

"This time it is Sixth Form students who are visiting but next year it may be a different year group and we are looking forward to see how the international link develops."

The Discovery Centre is a unique residential facility set in more than 20 acres close to Lake Victoria in Junja, Uganda.

The project is run in partnership with UK registered charity Adventure Projects Trust and YWAM (Youth With A Mission), Uganda. It was established in 1994 as a response to the dire situation in regard to AIDS in the country at that time.

 Through its educational, recreational and sporting activities it has influenced many young people, providing them with an environment in which they can find the opportunity to release their potential, in respect of their physical, emotional, social and spiritual well being.

In order to pay for the trip the staff and students need to raise £4,000 to cover costs. The first fundraising activity will be a sponsored golf event for CBA staff on July 3rd at 4pm. Entrants are being asked to raise £50 and interested parties should email Dan Arnold or Kirsty Farrar.

To find out more about the discovery centre visit www.discoverycentres.org.uk