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African Adventure for Sixth Form Duo

Sixth formers Ross Hay and Jordon Joseph will be heading off on an African adventure after winning the opportunity to become CBA ambassadors for an important new education link.

The two students will be the first CBA students to visit the Discovery Centre in Uganda, which is to become the Academy's first international business link.

They were selected to go on the week long trip with BHE teachers Dan Arnold and Kirsty Farrar after presenting their reasons why they should before a panel last week.

And now after winning the opportunity their fundraising efforts must start. The team of students and staff must raise £4,000 to cover their costs.

Ross said: "It will just be amazing to see what Africa is like. This is really an experience of a lifetime and it will be incredible to learn about the different culture."

And Jordon said: "I am sure this is experience that will change our lives."

The Discovery Centre is a unique residential facility on over 20 acres of ground 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.

During the trip - which takes place from October 28 to November 5 - the students will attend a Sixth Form Conference along with peers from other English and African Schools.

Principal Andrew Campbell said: "This trip will be a launch pad for many more exciting trips for CBA students.

"The Academy is not just a place in Corby, it is a window to a whole range of other opportunities all around the world."

Fundraising ideas being considered by Ross and Jordon include mufti days and sponsored events.

The staff have organised a golf day  at nearby Priors Hall Golf Course 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