Bury St Edmunds students soak up the varied sights of South Africa

County Upper School students visited South Africa as part of the British Council's International Award
County Upper School students visited South Africa as part of the British Council's International Award
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A safari, boat trip and sharing a love of cricket were among the highlights for County Upper School students during a trip to South Africa.

The experience was part of the British Council’s International Award, which the Bury St Edmunds school has held since it was introduced in 2007. The students travelled widely and spent time in Cape Town, Johannesburg, a game lodge and township.

A visit to the Peninsula Coast included a boat trip to see Cape fur seals and African penguins. On safari they saw buffalo, elephants, leopards, lions and rhinos.

During their trip to a township, they met younger children and shared their love of cricket. They also played a series of matches across South Africa. Head Vicky Neale said: “They were excellent ambassadors for their school, and beyond, throughout the tour.”