Tibshelf set for Sri Lanka

Tibshelf school
Tibshelf school

Congratulations to 20 students from Tibshelf Community School who have recently been selected to participate in the school’s Global Citizenship project: ”Project Sri Lanka 2012.”

This will be the school’s third visit to Sri Lanka following the Asian Tsunami in 2004.

After a week’s travelling the students will be spending two weeks at their links schools on small building projects.

They will be creating English Activity rooms which will help pupils at Thotagoda and Ilhagoda schools improve their English.

Students will also have the opportunity to teach and work alongside Sri Lankan students in a joint curriculum project on dance and masks in both our cultures.

Students were asked to apply by writing a letter of application.

Successful student Emily Wass said: “I have never been so motivated to seize an opportunity as now.

“The chance to travel to a completely different culture and to help where I can is of phenomenal value to me.”

Sue Allen (Head of PSHE/Citizenship) said: “The standard of this year’s candidates was exceptional and the selection process caused staff a number of sleepless nights.

Mrs Allen is, however, delighted with the chosen 20 who will be accompanied by Pete Kenworthy, Suzanne Parker and Dave Allsopp from the school. Students are now committed to fund raising £1,500 each.

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