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AfriTwin Adventure Begins Soon...

Posted at 10:26 am on 21st January, 2020

South African Exchange Programme

Wellacre’s AfriTwin students set off on their South African adventure on the 6th February!

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The team of students are busy making their travel preparations for the tour of Durban, KwaZula Natal and Cape Town, hosted by staff and students of Wellacre’s partner school - Ferrum High School in Newcastle, KwaZula Natal.

Over the past 18 months, Wellacre's Afritwin team have been busy generating ideas and supporting fundraising events in aid of the cultural exchange programme and visit to Wellacre's ‘adopted’ township school, Chelmsford Primary. 

As well as holding sponsored walks, silences and doughnut stalls, the students have also supported Wellacre events ‘Wellacre’s Strictly Got Talent’ and the Raffle at the Christmas production of ‘The Wizard of Oz.’

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Most recently, AFC Urmston Meadowside, which operates football teams and coaching for local boys and girls aged 7-18 years, invited all team coaches to join a sponsored football match in December.    

Year 9 Izac is a former AFC Urmston Meadowside player, and now plays for Stoke City Under 14s, and his family organised the event through their links with the club.   

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Thanks to the Khans and AFC Urmston Meadowside for raising £300 towards the AfriTwin trip.  Overall, Wellacre students have raised in excess of £1000. 

Teacher of Maths and an AfriTwin Coordinator, Mrs Eagling, said:

“Students, parents and staff have worked hard to raise funds for this wonderful programme, which Wellacre has been part of for 14 years.  AfriTwin students who have taken part in the past say that their South African adventure was one of the highlights of their school lives and I am sure those setting off in February will share this view!”

We look forward to following Wellacre’s AfriTwin students on their exciting adventure!