Students at Felsted go on Safari

PUBLISHED: 11:13 18 September 2014 | UPDATED: 11:14 18 September 2014

Felsted students with pupils of Basura Primary School, Kenya

Felsted students with pupils of Basura Primary School, Kenya

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Photography students will showcase their experiences of a visit to Kenya in a series of snaps due to go on display at an exhibition.

Poppy Mifsud, with a young boy from Basura Primary SchoolPoppy Mifsud, with a young boy from Basura Primary School

Pupils from Felsted School took photographs of rare wildlife on game drives in Nakura, as well as embarking on a thought-provoking visit to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage.

Drama and theatre studies teacher, Dr Charles Lee, led the inaugural expedition and was “astonished” by the pictures the students produced. “Some of the work was almost professional quality,” she said. “We may look at submitting some of the wildlife shots for competitions.”

During their time in Kenya, the pupils visited deprived areas and slum dwellings outside of Nairobi, where they provided clothing and school equipment to the Hanne Howard Foundation.

Sixteen-year-old student Poppy Mifsud said the trip had “opened her eyes to the poverty that is rife across the globe”.

Photography students from Felsted school in KenyaPhotography students from Felsted school in Kenya

She added: “The trip has taught me never to take anything for granted, including simple things such as water, which children in Kenya have to walk for hours to get.”

Poppy has been inspired to return to Kenya after completing her studies at Felsted. “I really want to go back to Kenya in my gap year and teach music to the orphaned children. The trip has had a real effect on me,” she said.

For more information on attending the public exhibition, contact Dr Charles Lee on 01371 822 600.

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