Tibshelf School students show caring side

YOUNG people from Tibshelf School are looking forward to a trip to Sri Lanka as part of the school’s Global Citizenship scheme called Project Sri Lanka 2012.

The school is sending 20 students who will spend a week travelling before working on small building projects with their link schools over a fortnight.

This is the school’s third visit to Sri Lanka following the Tsunami in 2004 and students will be creating English activity rooms to help pupils at Thotagoda and Ilhagoda schools improve their language skills.

The delegates will also have the opportunity to teach and work alongside other pupils in a joint curriculum project on dance and masks in both of the cultures.

To qualify for a place, students had to fill in an application form outlining why they wanted to go, fundraising ideas, their skills and qualities and their participation in citizenship activities.

Head of PSHE and Citizenship Sue Allen said: “The standard of this year’s candidates was exceptional and the selection process caused staff a number of sleepless nights.”

Now the students must raise £1,500 each for the trip and there will be a number of fundraising events at the school including a walk in Hathersage, Derbyshire and various stalls at Tibshelf’s Festival of Sport on 2nd July.