Cowes’ students had the opportunity to give something back through the humanitarian projects, which involved visiting a local primary school.
The group’s favourite project and proudest moment came as they completed a new canteen floor for Bonkud Primary School, with students mixing and laying over 2 tonnes of cement in 2 days (pictured left)!
Other projects included: planting trees in the jungle, teaching English to local primary school students and various construction projects to support the local communities. Eight Cowes students took part in the visit and were joined by a group of ten students from a school in Cambridgeshire and two students from Cumbria.
The expedition was organised by the Camps Foundation, an organisation founded in 2008 to work with the help of its members and volunteers to support communities across the world. Its work is focused on providing funding for a wide range of Camps International projects that inspire and improve the lives those in need whilst protecting fragile ecosystems and wildlife.
Rachel Kitley, Principal at Cowes Enterprise College, said:
“This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to not only visit Borneo but play their part in such a critical humanitarian initiative.
“I’m thrilled to hear just how much the students and staff enjoyed being a part of the expedition whilst embarking upon new adventures and broadening their horizons. We look forward to offering similar opportunities at Cowes in the near future.”