In July, a group of Lower Sixth Form students and several members of staff went on SCC's annual Project Respond trip to Africa. They all agreed that it was an enormously enjoyable and fulfilling experience. The three-week trip to Zambia involved visiting both of our sister schools, St Francis Secondary School and Shitima House, before travelling to Livingston for a thrilling but relaxing end to their time in Africa.
Whilst visiting St Francis, the students and staff undertook the challenging task of renovating a number of classrooms. Despite the work, they still found time to socialise with the St Francis students and it was wonderful to see the sense of community that the St. Francis students shared, the pinnacle of which was in the inter-house football tournament with the SCC boys- which unfortunately SCC lost!
After leaving St Francis the group and drove to Kabwe, where they spent some time visiting Shitima House. They saw a number of projects that the SCC community has contributed to in the past including, equipment for the science labs,and lots of books for their new library.
The students and staff completed the trip, in a more tourist like fashion, visiting Livingston. where they went on a river safari, a game drive and a sunset cruise. Further details about the trip can be found in the next issue of the Columban magazine