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Darlington students help to build school in Ethiopia
PUPILS have helped to build a school in Ethiopia as part of an eye-opening trip.
A group of 15 students from Darlington’s Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College raised funds to travel to the country and help with community-building schemes.
The students helped to build a primary school classroom, taught English to children, organised sporting activities and distributed toys and educational materials brought with them from England.
Teacher Beccy Stannard said: “The students learned so much.
“They saw for themselves local living conditions with little or no sanitation, and had to go without a wash themselves for some nine days.
“They slept in tents, food was cooked over open fires and toilets were a hole in the ground.
“The students recognized how lucky they were purely by where they had been born.
“They were an absolute credit to themselves, the College and Darlington.”
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