Year 10 students have returned from their Tanzania expedition, below are some reflections from their share experiences.
I cannot verbally describe how much satisfaction I experienced throughout this whole trip. Despite the fact that the work we were given was exhausting at times, the outcome was always worth it. The expressions on people’s faces after we worked for them were priceless.
The children had tears of emotion in their eyes, as they couldn't believe what they were seeing. For us it might just be a light but for them it was the opportunity to study when it is dark and to see each other at night.
It was extremely gratifying for us to see the light in the mother’s eyes when she saw the finished product. There were tears in her eyes, and that taught me that we should give more value to the small things in our lives as some people struggle to obtain them.
Tanzania was an amazing adventure as well as a valuable experience filled with cheerful and emotional memories.
I was, and I still am, so grateful that I had this opportunity to make even a small change, a change that matters, one that will help them make their country a better place.
It is hard to say what the best moment of the trip was because every day was so special for me, and all the moments I shared with people are unforgettable. Every day I learned something new that changed my life and perspective on the way I used to see certain things
I am immensely grateful for the chance to take part in this journey, I truly believe it is in fact a once in a lifetime trip, and a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Full reflections stories can be read on the attachment below.
Assistant Head Pastoral / KS3&4 Humanities