Bracknell & Wokingham College students spent two weeks in Kenya helping to renovate two primary schools.

The 19 learners, who study a range of A-level and vocational subjects including construction, health and social care, travel and tourism, childcare and uniformed public services, built a security fence and painted classrooms at one school, and rebuilt classroom walls and helped local students with their lessons at the other.

Uniformed public services student Esmee Sturges, 18, said: “At the end of the trip the look on all the children’s and teachers’ faces is something that I will never forget, they were so grateful for what we had done in their school. I am so glad I had the chance to take part in this experience.”

But it wasn’t all work: the students also saw Kenya’s beauty up close when they went on safari.

Featured image caption: Access to nursing and health professions student Kirsty Morton, 27, and travel and tourism student Susannah Jones, 17, put the local mud-based building techniques into action at the Jubilee Academy, Kenya

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