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Thailand trip for Wolverley pupils
8:10am Saturday 1st December 2012 in Local
JET-setting youngsters from a Wolverley school had an adventure of a lifetime when they flew out to Thailand.
The Heathfield School pupils spent a week as guests at its sister school in Bangkok before moving on to Chiang Mai.
They enjoyed climbing, white water rafting and bathed an elephant during their trip.
The pupils also gave tinned, dry goods and toiletry products to villagers, after raising cash for the items during a non-uniform day.
The trip ended with youngsters spending time at a cookery school where they prepared a six-course meal.
Tom White, captain of the school, said: “Every experience was wonderful, particularly bathing the elephants which felt very special.
“I was very apprehensive about staying with strangers but people made you feel really welcome. When we got to the village I realised how privileged we are.
“The little school had barely any resources but, even though the people had very little, that didn’t stop them from being happy. It really makes you appreciate what you have.”