WHILE other pupils will be jetting off to Spain, Greece and Florida, nine Lanark Grammar pupils will be spending the summer helping construct a school in Zambia.
The nine S5 and S6 pupils, along with geography teacher Niall Chand, will be embarking on the 23 day trip to the Third World country which starts on June 20.
The pupils - Hannah Coates, Kay Cuthbertson, Ross Johnston, Andrew Murray, Graeme Hall, Keir Hamilton, Ross Smith, Lauren Cockburn and Mhairi McClafferty - have been planning the trip for well over a year and have had to raise £3,000 each just to make the trip.
The money has been raised through a variety of different events and challenges; these range from the more traditional coffee mornings to abseiling and cycling from Glasgow to Edinburgh.
But now the pupils just can’t wait to board the plane and set off on the adventure of a lifetime.
For more on this story pick up a copy of the Lanark Gazette which is in the shops now.
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