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Preston Manor Sixth Form goes global

For the first time in Preston Manor history, the Sixth Form Centre have taken selected students to Morocco for an international volunteering experience of a lifetime. This life-changing opportunity has allowed students to experience and explore Moroccan culture with expert guides, while developing their life skills, confidence and independence.

The trip provides an important opportunity for students to extend and apply their knowledge beyond the classroom. This also contributes to a positive Sixth Form Centre ethos, develop and maintain relationships as well as build resilience in our students

The students have been at the heart of planning, monitoring and evaluating this eleven day international volunteering trip to Morocco. They have undertaken roles such as teaching basic Mathematics and English to local children, working in orphanages, painting and decorating primary schools, gardening, setting up a library, sports activities and supporting social enterprise projects. They have been learning the host country’s local language and culture as part of their personal set goals.

The project being undertaken should benefit over 200 young people in Morocco and is something everyone at Preston Manor School community is proud of.  It builds positive relationships as it shows the schools' effort to have a more united and better world for everyone.

We would like to say a big thank you to Connect Stars, Active Communities Network (ACN), Power Hub and Somers Town Youth Centre (STYC) from London Borough of Camden for providing this amazing opportunity.