York students return from summer volunteering trip to Kenya

Huntington School in Kenya
The Huntington School students with the newly constructed home they helped to build for a Kenyan family.

A team of York students have returned to the UK after spending a month of their summer holiday volunteering in Kenya.

The 21 students from Huntington School set off for Kenya on July 22 to work with Camps International to help support communities in the southern provinces.

Among the environmental projects they were involved with during their visit were widening footpaths, collecting plastic waste and clearing grassland for planting trees.

They helped dig and widen elephant watering holes, as well as building ethical elephant deterrents to protect crops, a school kitchen and a grass-thatched mud house.

The students also took part in cultural experiences which included joining in traditional dancing with a local women’s group and learning from the local people to cook a traditional delicacy.

Stella Pycroft, one of the school staff who took part in the trip said the trip had seen the students “grow in independence, empathy, courage, self-awareness and cross-cultural understanding.”

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