From Essex to Ecuador for Palmer’s students

ELEVEN intrepid explorers from Palmer’s College will be swapping Essex for Ecuador on Wednesday.

The group – nine students and two teachers, plus an expedition leader from Outlook Expeditions – will jet off to Ecuador for a month long trip which will see them explore the South American country and take part in community projects.

To take part, the students have spent 18 months raising £3950 each to fund the trip. They did this through fundraising events at the College and a recent sponsored abseil in Wales.

Bradley Keys, Business Teacher, explained: “We’ll be working on a project with one of the small communities along the Rio Napo in the Amazon basin. As well as contributing to a development project by laying footpaths and teaching local children, we have the opportunity to learn about what life is really like for traditional Amazonian communities.”

The group will also spend five days trekking through the country and will end their adventure with a visit to the Galapagos Islands.

Bradley Cooper, second year A-level student, added: “We are very excited to be spending six days in the footsteps of Charles Darwin and exploring the Galapagos Islands. I can’t wait to get a close up view of the amazing creatures that inhabit the islands.”

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