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Camp Uganda Proves To Be A Hit

The pouring rain did little to dampen the spirits of students who camped out at CBA on Friday night.

Those who completed the Read Your Way to Uganda challenge won a place on the camp and there were just under 30 students taking part.

The evening got under way after school when the group was split into three and challenged to put up three 10-man tents.

When the rain came, they headed inside to have a go on the bungee run which was set up in the sports hall.

There was time for a quick barbecue then it was back inside to listen to a professional Australian story-teller who had also brought in some Aboriginal art.

 The evening was rounded off with singing and games - with English teacher Simon Smith on the guitar - before each student was presented with a pair of fluffy socks.

The group finally headed to bed where they were treated to hot chocolate and according to staff, the singing continued until 4am.

Assistant Vice Principal Kirsty Farrar, who helped to organise the event with Librarian Amy McKay, said: "Despite the weather, it was brilliant. The students were fantastic and really got involved in the games and the activities.

"It was just a really, really nice evening and reward for those who had earned their place on the camp.

"The night went very quickly."

The event was held to raise awareness of CBA's link with an education centre in Uganda, which three Sixth Formers will be visiting in October.