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Join our Afritwin Adventure 2019/20

Posted at 11:53 am on 7th February, 2018

Looking for adventure or a trip of a lifetime?  Afritwin can offer both!

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Wellacre’s Afritwin student exchange programme runs over a two year period.

In the first part of the exchange (June 2019) students from Ferrum High School will visit the UK and stay with participating host families.

During the second part (February 2020) participating students from Wellacre will visit South Africa.  They will spend three nights in Cape Town as a group and the rest of the stay with their host family.

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Both visits involve a programme of cultural activities. These activities are paid for through fundraising events.  Regular meetings are held with Afritwin staff, parents and students to organise their fundraising events to help make the trip a success.  This is a wonderful and unique experience for all the students and families who take part.  

To take part in the Afritwin project you must be able to host an exchange student (male or female) for up to two weeks and be committed to helping with fundraising.  

In addition, the cost of your son’s visit to South Africa will be in the region of £950.  This price (tbc) includes flights, food, accommodation and all the excursions. 

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About the Afritwin Exchange Programme

Afritwin is an exchange programme that Wellacre has been involved with since 2005.  Wellacre is linked with Ferrum High School in Newcastle, Royal South Africa.  To date there has been six complete cycles of exchange, with Ferrum learners coming to stay with us in Manchester and our students making reciprocal visits to Newcastle, RSA.  All exchanges have been extremely successful.

As part of the exchange programme, Wellacre and Ferrum have ‘adopted’ an under-equipped township school called Chelmsford Primary.  Extensive fundraising is underway to improve the learning environment of those learners in Chelmsford.

For more information

Please contact Mrs Eagling on leagling(at)wellacre.org or 0161 748 5011