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Airport fire should not delay return of Kenya party
9:43am Friday 9th August 2013 in News
A TEAM of more than 50 volunteers from Romsey School helping community projects in Kenya should arrive home tomorrow (Saturday) .
There were fears that their flight home via Nairobi might be delayed following Wednesday’s fire that gutted Africa’s biggest airport.
However, Romsey School’s deputy head, Julia Felton, told the Advertiser: “The news I have received today (Thursday) from African Adventures is that the part should be unaffected and that they anticipate flights will run as scheduled.
“In the event of this not being the case, there are contingency plans for departure from other nearby airports, such as Mombasa.” Fifty-six Year 11 pupils and staff from the school are in Kenya on a two-week voluntary programme aimed at helping out locals in and around Nakuru, north of Nairobi.
This includes teaching in schools, sports coaching and helping out with after-school coaching. They are also carrying out DIY working, including painting and decorating new classrooms and other buildings.
Staff members, Matt Pitcher and Nick Chafer, are in charge of the team, which includes the manager of Youth in Romsey Project, Wendy Herbert and school governor, Jessica Tijou.
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