Darlington students help to build school in Ethiopia

Darlington and Stockton Times: Students who volunteered in Ethiopia Students who volunteered 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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