Yesterday, six geographers from Upper 6 visited the Royal Geographical Society in London to help support an event organised by the Real Africa Trust. 'Explorers against Extinction' saw an evening of talks by famous explorers including Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE (listed by The Daily Telegraph as "one of the world's top ten speakers") and Colonel John Blashford-Snell OBE. The pupils were very fortunate to meet the explorers before helping the organisers as ushers for a sell-out audience.
The evening also celebrated the 'Sketch for Survival' exhibition comprising over 150 pieces of artwork, some of which we were fortunate to have on display in our Crypt Gallery over the Open Morning weekend (full story here). Profits from the auction of the exhibition artwork and this event will be donated to projects pivotal in the battle to safeguard some of the world's most iconic species.
We'd like to thank Real Africa for extending the invitation to our pupils and staff. It was a pleasure to be able to attend the event and, as ever, our pupils were a credit to us throughout.
Mr Hopgood, Miss Cook, Mr Rowlandson and Mrs Hill