A SOUTH Derbyshire secondary school has joined forces with Burton Albion Community Trust ahead of a trip to Ghana.
The Pingle School, in Coronation Street, decided to throw its weight behind the project that is being billed as an ‘ opportunity of a lifetime’.
Staff from the school and the trust will be joined by individuals and representatives from organisations in the town for a 10 day trip to help out with a variety community projects.
Deb Holland, assistant head teacher at the school, will be joining the trust staff on the visit.
She told the Mail: “When I heard about the trip I knew Pingle School would want to support the project.
“We want our students to understand how people live in other countries of the world.
“Forging links with Ghana will help us provide these opportunities.
“At the same time, it provides the chance to make a difference to the lives of the children in Ghana.”
The trip will also help raise funds to support the work of Burton Albion Community Trust, which serves Burton and surrounding area.
It is hoped that the event will help create a link between the area and Africa.
Matt Hancock, from Burton Albion Community Trust, said: “We are looking forward to doing something amazing at Burton Albion Community Trust.
“We will provide football coaching, education, community work and community building in a profoundly poor area of Ghana.
“We hope, in addition to our own fund-raising that local businesses will support the project.
“By sponsoring a member of the team the local community can help us make that difference.”
Any individual or business that would like to support the project should call 01283 565938 or email firstname.lastname@example.org