School completes three week expedition to Malawi for charity and Gold DofE Award

School completes three week expedition to Malawi for charity and Gold DofE Award

Pupils from a Northwood school have travelled to Malawi to help African charities and take part in their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award this summer.

A group of 16 students from St Helen’s School were led by geography teacher and Duke of Edinburgh assistant co-ordinator, David Froggatt.

During the three-week expedition, the year 12 pupils took on a number of challenges to support and develop communities.

These included making thousands of bricks for new classrooms, delivering medical supplies and plastering walls and floors.

Pupils also read to children and entertained them with games such as the hokey-cokey and football matches.

Mr Frogatt said: “It was so lovely to be surrounded by the children, their little faces glowing with pride and appreciation.”

Picture: Year 12 students from St Helen’s School in Malawi