Such is the popularity of the Brighton College annual visit to Sri Lanka, that this year there will be not one, but two trips, both comprising eighteen Lower Sixth pupils and four staff. Basing themselves in Unawatuna for the first week and Mirissa for the second, the English pupils will help at the “Extra Cover” schools in a variety of way. Under the principals’ direction, and collaborating with the Singhalese staff, the students and teachers from Brighton will participate in “English camps”, lead lessons in English, drama, dance and geography, and coach some netball and cricket. There will also probably be some manual work involved, be it weeding the tea plantations near Pathawelivitiya or painting murals in Kottegoda. Please see separate pages for reports on the trips of 2010 and 2011.
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