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Orpington students teach Kenyan pupils on African school visit

PUBLISHED: 13:23 19 August 2013 | UPDATED: 13:23 19 August 2013

Bethany Saunders with Kenyan pupils.

Bethany Saunders with Kenyan pupils.

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Orpington students immersed themselves in Kenyan culture on a teaching and fundraising trip this summer.

The sixth formers from the Priory School, in Tintagel Road, gave lessons in music and physical education at Township Primary School, near Eldoret.

In order to raise funds for the school, students also took part in sponsored walks and cake sales - as well as receiving £150 volunteering grants from the Jack Petchey Foundation.

Bethany Saunders, 17, said the highlight of her trip was reading the messages written for her by the Kenyan children.

She said: “A girl named Abigail’s message stood out for me - she said, ‘I love everyone so much, thank you for staying with us. This was the highlight for me, knowing that our hard work benefited these students so much.”

The trip was set-up by Bromley-based charity, the Elimu Foundation, which seeks to give educational opportunities for schools in Africa. The link between the Priory School and Township Primary is one of many between schools in Bromley and those in the Nandi Hills region of Kenya.

For more information, visit elimufoundation.org.uk.

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