Tasman Leader : July 4th 2013
3 THE TASMAN LEADER, JULY 4, 2013 NEWS Workstar is a free service for employers in the Nelson Region. We have workers who manage a disability who are seeking retail, light industrial, cleaning or landscaping work. To get the right person for your job and free ongoing support, contact Kirsty Glen, Manager www.Workstar.co.nz Kirsty@workstar.co.nz Phone 546 9026 DO YOU NEED A RELIABLE WORKER FOR FIVE HOURS A WEEK OR MORE? 5469357AA 5422110AA marshalls fashions 66 BRIDGE ST NELSON PH 548-3950 SALE 422110AANOW ON! Helping hand: Waimea College students will be heading to Thailand this Friday for a one month World Challenge expedition. Photo: SIMON BLOOMBERG Hot work waiting for 20 students in orphanage By SIMON BLOOMBERG Little play scheduled in one-month trip Agroup of 20 Waimea College students will be going on a month- long holiday with a difference when they fly to Thailand this Friday for their World Chal- lenge expedition. The students will be start- ing their journey by spending two days at a beach near Bangkok but after that the fun and games will be rep- laced by lots of hard work in hot, desperate conditions in Laos. They will be building sanitation facilities in a remote village on the banks of the Mekong River, construc- ting a fence and playground at an orphanage in Nong Khiew, 100 kilometres north of Luang Prabang and embarking on a six-day trek. World Challenge is an international education pro- gramme that gives students real life experiences in 50 destinations around the world. Students Jem Radcliffe and Jess Gibson said they were looking forward to their journey. The two year 13 girls were especially keen to experience the different cul- ture in Thailand and to help out people in a third world country. We have two days at the beach in Bangkok and then we head to Laos and that's when the real work starts,'' Jem said. It won't be like a usual overseas holiday with theme parks and all that kind of thing and that's what is going to make it so special.'' Jess said the students had already been working hard for the last year to fundraise and prepare for the journey. She said they had to organise their own transport, accommo- dation, food and budgets. Jess said the students had also been walking around the Richmond hills to get fit for a six-day trek in Thailand as well as collecting small gifts to give to village children. We want to give them a piece of New Zealand to remember,'' she said. The two groups will be accompanied by teachers Paul Crofskey, Josh McMillan and Yvonne Daly.
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