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Tanzania Live!

08 February 2014

On Friday 31st January, 105 students departed on a life-changing expedition to Tanzania. Staying in the Arusha area, they will spend a week living and working together to develop their understanding of life in Africa and support learning in the local community.

Part of Nord Anglia Education’s Global Classroom programme, the expedition is a opportunity for students to discover a new culture, meet new people, explore new places and make a difference to the lives of others. They will spend time working directly with the Maua School – renovating the school’s classrooms and teaching local pupils aged from four to 14 years old. An ‘Africa Day’ hosted by the local community will give our students an insight into the village life. Our students will have the opportunity to learn traditional Masai Dancing, cooking and glass beading as well as learning Swahili.

Students will also get to experience the diverse and vibrant culture of Africa in a three day expedition to Zanzibar or on safari in Tanzania's national parks. Our students will visit traditional Masai villages, discover the history of theslave trade, visit plantations and spice markets to learn about agriculture and see wildlife in its natural habitat. Local businesses and organisations such as The African Wildlife Foundation, will give students an understanding of the link between land, animals and humans, and the challenges of the future.

This exciting and challenging programme will finish with International Day to celebrate the cultures of our students, schools and their new friends in Africa. But the experience does not end when the students arrive home. They will return to their schools as Ambassadors for Africa – sharing their experiences with their fellow students and the community to build understanding of life in Africa and strengthening their links with new friends in Arusha through fundraising activities.

The cost of the expedition is supported by Nord Anglia Education, with students also undertaking a variety of imaginative and successful fundraising activities including a 24-hour swimathon and ‘dancing their way to Tanzania’.

Visit our schools' websites and read the news articles below to find out more about our students' expereince.