Kennet School students head for the Far East
Jones Robinson is always keen to support local organisations and our work with Kennet School continues during 2013. You may have read our blog post at the end of last year about student Kelly-Marie Looker and her fundraising efforts surrounding a charitable trip to Mongolia and China with fellow Kennet School students.
With the trip almost underway it was time to find out how the group’s fundraising efforts went and what they were looking forward to. Our very own Nicola Taylor headed in to the school to talk to the excited 16 and 17 year olds, who are about to embark on a trip of a lifetime.
The students set about raising money for their trip at the beginning of 2012/2013 school year with bag packing in the local supermarket, car boot sales, a barn dance and a sponsored abseil all raising vital money to fund the trip. Jones Robinson also got involved by donating a fee for every property sold or let in the Kennett School catchment area within a set time period, which swelled the overall fundraising pot. We also helped participant Kelly-Marie, who came to Jones Robinson looking to deliver leaflets in return for payment, which helped the student reach her individual fundraising goal.
The 13 students along with two teachers will leave the UK soon for four weeks, winding their way through two of the Far East’s most exciting countries. Along the way they’ll spend time teaching English to local school children and helping build a new community centre. As well as more charitable needs, the group will be camping and trekking, enjoying breathtaking scenery and probably encountering some unusual wildlife too. There’s also some time in the itinerary to enjoy some of China’s most famous sights that have been hand-picked by the students, including The Great Wall, the Forbidden City and some of Beijing’s famous night markets. Good luck to the intrepid travellers and we look forward to hearing your tales and seeing your photographs.