Darlington Sixth Form College bound for Africa

PUBLISHED: 17:12 18 January 2011 | UPDATED: 20:38 20 February 2013

The Project Namibia Group

The Project Namibia Group

Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form in Darlington is taking a group of 18 students and two staff to Namibia in the summer of 2011 to help less fortunate communities.

Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form in Darlington is taking a group of 18 students and two staff to Namibia in the summer of 2011 to help less fortunate communities.


They will be walking along the Skeleton Coast, visiting the Himba tribe and viewing the wildlife in the Etosha national park. However, the biggest part of the project will be spending 16 days helping the local communities through the creation of sustainable vegetable patche, and the building of a classroom on a local school.


The group held a Fundraising Ball at Headlam Hall Hotel in November, including a four-course meal, an African drumming troupe, a live singer, a giant raffle and an auction of promises.
The auction was conducted by Maurice Scott of Hawes Auction Mart, who encouraged the ball guests to part with large sums of money for items such as a dinner party in your own home, saxophone lessons, and sailing lessons. The evening was rounded off with the raffle of a villa holiday and a thank you from the students. A total of 5,000 was raised on the night.


Nancy Wall, project coordinator, said: The students have worked extremely hard to produce a very professional and enjoyable event, which I am proud to be associated with. They have worked as a team throughout and everyone attending had a great night.

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