SIXTH formers at Matra-vers School recently en-joyed a trip to Gambia during the February half-term.
The sixth formers spent a week in the African country, staying at the The Gunjur African Lodge in the south-west. The trip is an annual event for sixth formers at the school.
Over the course of the week the students enjoyed a trip to a local market, a nature reserve and local schools, where school children put on a mini-drama for their entertainment.
The students also visited local hospitals and took in some beautiful scenery on the Gambian coast.
On Thursday 18th February the group travelled to the Gambian capital Banjul for the start of the Gambia independence day celebrations, which were described as chaotic, colourful and cramped.
Hayley Lacey, Matravers international schools coordinator said, “This link has been going for many years and the sixth form students really feel the benefit of experiencing another culture. I’m sure we all agree that we had a truly amazing and life-changing experience.”