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Our student trip to Uganda

In October half-term, 3 of our senior pupils and Mrs Southgate  travelled to our sister school in Namakoko Uganda in order to work on some building projects for the school and afterwards were also able to enjoy a few safaris!

The pupils were welcomed warmly by the school, and the whole village in Namakoko.  Our students worked on four projects; creating a kitchen garden by planting sweet potatoes, mango trees and avocado trees; helped to construct a shelter for the night-watchman; started building a store-room and a kitchen. Everyone worked incredibly hard in high temperatures and humidity and ended up achieving far more than was expected.

During a very moving good-bye ceremony , the staff of Radnor House Namakoko presented everyone with specially printed T-shirts and Uganda wristbands as thank you for all their hard work.

For the second part of the trip, there was a rhino trek and a safari in which our pupils and Mrs Southgate saw giraffes, elephants, antelopes, hippos, buffalos and warthogs. The intrepid explores also went on a boat cruise along the Nile to see the beautiful Muchison Falls followed by a chimp trek.

Well done for all the hard work that everyone put in on the trip and for all the preparation and fundraising- true Radnorian perseverance shown throughout! A memorable trip was certainly had by all and look forward to returning next year.

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