Powerful boost to China trip funds
THE coffers of a fund to send some Lowestoft students on a trip to China have been boasted by a generous donation from Sizewell A.In April around 35 year nine pupils from Kirkley High School will travel to Shanghai to help cultivate a working alliance between the school and the Jiang Ping Experimental School.
THE coffers of a fund to send some Lowestoft students on a trip to China have been boasted by a generous donation from Sizewell A.
In April around 35 year nine pupils from Kirkley High School will travel to Shanghai to help cultivate a working alliance between the school and the Jiang Ping Experimental School.
To pay for the trip the students have spent the last eight months holding fundraising activities and now their efforts have been rewarded with a big �2,000 cheque from the power station.
Miriam Peak, one of the teachers travelling to China said they only had another �3,000 to find to fund the flights, visas and transport.
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'I think we have done really, really well and we only have a small shortfall. We are still going to organise events, one of which is on February 27 where we're doing a quiz and auction night.'
The liaison with Sizewell A emerged after pupil Kyle Turner told his dad Richard, who works there, about the trip.
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He advised the 14-year-old to write to the company to ask if they would be willing to help.
Mr Turner, system engineer for Sizewell A said: 'I believe that it is quite fitting to their environmental, science and technology bills and they feel the project is aligned with what they want to promote.
'Sizewell A site on behalf of EnergySolutions is proud to be a sponsor of the China liaison project. We wish the children a safe journey and trust they have an enjoyable and productive time during the project.'
Each student was chosen for the project after showing promising leadership skills and has been paired with a Chinese counterpart of a similar age who they are already communicating with and will stay with when in China.
During their time there, each participant will have an opportunity to learn Mandarin and teach their partners about English life before a return trip takes place for the Chinese pupils in June.
T-shirts with the school's sponsors have been created by Doodleman in London Road South, Lowestoft.