Many congratulations to the nine Canfordians who have been offered places at Oxford and Cambridge Universities this year.
Three staff and sixteen 5th and L6th formers flew out to Singapore on the morning after speech day. From there we headed into Malaysia, visiting mangrove forests, rocky shores and an amazing school for Rohingya refugees. We then spent several nights on the remote island of Tioman, trekking through the rainforest, snorkelling through mangrove forests and over coral reefs, trying out local food, crafts and games and doing a beach clean and some reef reconstruction. The variety of fauna and flora was nothing short of stunning and it was incredible to see it all in its natural habitat. Our pupils got an excellent insight into the fragility of these ecosystems and loved getting close to these incredible animals, particularly the sea turtles and black tipped reef sharks. We also visited a turtle conservation centre and visited the mangroves on foot. From there we spent two nights in Singapore, visiting the botanic gardens and “Gardens by the Bay”: part of the famous Marina Bay Sands development. We finished with a fantastic meal at the historic Singapore Cricket Club hosted by some very kind parents. This was quite literally the trip of a lifetime and our pupils left with some unforgettable memories.
Reporting by Ed Johnson, Head of Biology.
The link below will take you to the blog written by pupils throughout the trip. Enjoy reading about their experiences.