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An unforgettable month in Borneo

14 August 2017

Seven pupils have just returned from an unforgettable trip organised by the school to Borneo. Whilst on the month long adventure, pupils were immersed in the culture, learning the local language and traditional dances and crafts, helping each other through the mud and challenge of the jungle trek, and working together to complete community projects.

Teacher Hollie Williams, who led the trip, was delighted that pupils had been able to benefit from such a unique experience. "From teaching English to the Bongkud kindergarten to planting hundreds of trees on the banks of Kinabatangan river, it was amazing to see the direct impact our team had on the rural communities that became like family to us during our stay. The country was vibrant and exciting, but it was the people who really made our expedition such a fun and rewarding experience."

It was clear from talking to pupils that it has been an experience, they will remember for a long time to come:

"Borneo was full of stunning scenery and amazing people, especially the locals that we had the pleasure of working with. Some of the best bits had to include the zip wire, snorkelling and all the Norwich lot completing the jungle trek."
Eleanor James (L6E)

“Borneo was a truly memorable experience for me. Throughout its ups, downs and constant travelling the one thing that remained constant was the incredible group of people I had the pleasure of being with.”
Harry Peachment (U5E)