Charnwood students visit St Vincent and the Grenadines

Three students from Charnwood College were given a once in a lifetime opportunity to take part in an ecological conservation project in the Caribbean over the Easter break.


The trip was a unique chance for twelve Year 10 students, from across the David Ross Education Trust's (DRET) secondary academies, to take part in rainforest conservation on the island and find out more about the importance of protecting coral reefs from erosion.


During the visit, the students climbed up a volcano, cleaned a beach, explored the sea and learned about local flood risks. There was also an opportunity to take in the local culture, spending time with people from the local community.


Joel Dungworth from Charnwood College commented: “The trip was an incredible experience and one I will never forget.


“St Vincent is a wonderful place and it was so interesting to learn more about how important conservation is for the future of the Caribbean islands.


“I have met some amazing people, seen beautiful sights and made really good friends, so I couldn’t ask for much more.”


Simon Northcott, Director of Enrichment for the David Ross Education Trust, added: "We were delighted to offer the  opportunity for our students to take part in this conservation project.


"This was a real challenge for everyone involved, and it is clear that they developed some key life skills as part of this programme."