Pupils are Borneo-bound

Ecclesfield School  Borneo expedition
Ecclesfield School Borneo expedition
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BORNEO here we come!

Youngsters at a Sheffield secondary are preparing for an ambitious exhibition to South-East Asia next year – and fundraising has begun to raise the thousands of pounds needed.

Nineteen Ecclesfield School pupils are off to the land of the orangutan to help make life better for remote local communities.

Their work will involve repairing school buildings and facilities, building and repairing walkways to enable tourists to access remote jungle areas, and teaching English in local primary schools.

Teacher Kim Marlow said pupils were excited.

He said: “We decided to offer students the opportunity to travel to Borneo in order to allow them to make a difference to indigenous communities, develop independence and broaden their horizons.”

Pupil Jack Rodgers said: “I can’t wait to get stuck in when we get there and make a difference to people’s lives.”