Life-changing mission for Bicton College students

Environmental students from Bicton College have spent two weeks working with young people in Ghana, on a ‘life-changing’ mission.

Students from Bicton College have returned from a life-changing mission in Ghana.

The environmental education students returned from a two-week trip to Trinity Yard School, where they worked with young people.

Their fortnight was spent helping to build two compost toilets and holding environmental and sustainable education sessions on turtle conservation, soil nutrition and global citizenship.

They also held group discussions, encouraging the school students to collect debris from the shore to demonstrate the life cycle of the turtle.

The sessions were based on the international programme Rescue Mission Planet Earth, which works actively with young people in Ghana.

Bicton student Clare Crick, from Budleigh Salterton, said: “The community were so welcoming, kind and caring of one another despite the hardships they face every day.

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“The nearest health care facilities are a two-hour drive away and they cannot afford to travel there.

“Just a small amount of money invested here will make a huge difference to these people.

“My perception of the world around me has shifted dramatically and there is so much more we can do to help,” she said.

Bicton College students will be raising funds to support Trinity Yard School for the remainder of the year.

The money Bicton students raise will fund a classroom assistant, complete the school library and fund a nurse for basic healthcare.

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