International Camps Cambodia

Loreto Students on Camps International Expedition to Cambodia.
(attached photograph: James West Camps International Expedition Co-ordinator at a pre-departure meeting with 6 Loreto students and their parents.)

Six students from Loreto Grammar School are currently making final preparations for their trip to Cambodia in July. Students: Casey Devlin, Bronagh Leonard, Zara Mc Grath and Lisa Denton, Year 13 along with Lauren Gaynor and Caitlin Houston, Year 12, have registered with Camps International to embark on a 4-week expedition, 3rd and 30th July, during which they will travel around Cambodia and carry out voluntary work in 3 separate Camps. They will engage in a range of initiatives to assist local communities through wildlife, environment and community projects. In addition, the students have been afforded the opportunity to participate in a week of “adventure” and will receive training towards an accreditation in Scuba Diving. The six students will form part of a composite travelling group with three other schools from Northern Ireland and when on expedition, will join a wider range of teams from throughout Ireland and the UK.
Students have been fundraising for their expedition for the past year and through a number of school and community projects have raised £11, 194 – to date! They are extremely grateful to all who have supported them. In addition to fundraising events, the six students have received sponsorship from a number of businesses whom they wish to acknowledge: Barry Curran Optometrist, First Trust Bank, Calvert Office Equipment, Woodvale Construction Company, Dessie Collins Electrical, Icon eBusiness, Eugene Donnelly Painter and Decorator. They would also like to acknowledge Mc Cullagh’s Spar for street collection, BM Bargains for bagpacking opportunities, Dr Kevin Moore / Order of Malta for providing required First Aid Kit and Stamina Sports for sponsoring personalised Expedition jerseys.
As stated by Camps International Group: “This expedition will allow students to live alongside rural communities and work on projects which could include helping to build classrooms, community centres, combating deforestation or protecting wildlife. Since Camps International started running expeditions in 2002, over 22,000 students have travelled with them from around the world. These students have collectively completed over 80,000 weeks of volunteering, worked on truly inspirational projects which have positively impacted on the lives of over 103,000 people”.
Our six Loreto Students are excited about their expedition and the opportunity to make a real and lasting difference.

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Return to School September 2019

Pupil Induction: Years 9, 10 and 11 Monday 2 September
Pupil Induction: Years 8 and 12 Tuesday 3 September
Pupils Induction: Years 13 and 14 Wednesday 4 September
All Students in attendance Thursday 5 September
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