St Wilfrid’s pupils wild about safari trip

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Youngsters at St Wilfrid’s Catholic High School made the most of the school holidays when they enjoyed an adventure holiday in South Africa.

A group of 31 students and five staff from the Featherstone school spent a week exploring the Balule Game Reserve in the Kruger National Park in July.

They then spent a week scuba diving, snorkelling and swimming at Sodwana Bay beach.

Cecilia Wellham, trip co-ordinator, said: “The two weeks were a huge success and all the students did St Wilfrid’s incredibly proud.

“During our second week, many of our students completed their Professional Association of Diving Instructors Open Water course and are now qualified scuba divers.”

“I would just like to say a huge thank you to all those that participated and made the trip such a wonderful and fulfilling experience.”

Some students also learned about survival skills and swam with dolphins.