Regents’ students take a trip of a lifetime to Tanzania

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2003

Seven students from Regents International School Pattaya have just returned from the trip of a lifetime to Tanzania. The week-long visit to the Arusha region brought together over 100 students from 18 of the 27 schools which together make up the Nord Anglia Education family of worldwide schools.

The trip formed part of Nord Anglia Education’s Global Classroom initiative, the purpose of which is to connect the 17,000 students around the world who attend Nord Anglia Education schools. Using the online aspect of Global Classroom, students researched local and international non-governmental organisations in Tanzania and fundraised for local community projects.

While in Tanzania, the students helped to refurbish the country’s Maua English Medium School and found the time to enjoy the culture of Tanzania, visiting Zanzibar, Ngoro-goro Crater, and the Tarangire National Park, where they went on safari.

Juste from Lithuania, who is studying on the IB Diploma course at Regents commented, “Tanzania has been great! I have never visited a country with so many contrasts. It was an amazing opportunity both to experience a new culture and to find my real self as well.”

Patrick McKenna, Global Classroom Lead Teacher commented, “The trip underlines the benefits to our students of Regents joining the Nord Anglia Education family of schools. Our school already has an outstanding reputation for community partnerships, adventure-based learning and outdoor education, and by working with our sister schools on a project like this we have been able to take that to a new level. On an individual level, you can just imagine the impact that peering into the Ngoro-goro Crater, working with local Tanzanian communities and going on safari has had on these students.”