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Rotarians sponsor Hertswood students on Canadian exchange
Rotarians have pledged to support two Hertswood School students jet-set across the pond for an exchange programme.
Borehamwood and Elstree Rotarty Club is sponsoring Harry Whitlock and Ratidzo Masunda to spend a week in Dundille, in the Canadian province of Ontario.
The 17-year-olds have spent the last few months trying to raise the £350 they need for the trip, which they will leave for on November 3.
Rotary Club president, Reverend Richard Leslie, said: “The exchange programme is a great scheme so we are really excited to be able to support them this way.
“It will open their eyes to a completely different culture and show them how the other half live. I cannot wait to hear about the tales they come back with from the trip.”
The A-level drama students will be paying the Rotarians an official visit on November 1 to say an official thank-you for their sponsorship and support.
During their stay in Dundille, the teenagers will be staying with a host family and attend lessons at Dundille School, Ontario.
They will also be performing a monologue at the River Arts Festival, which takes place in Dundille every year.
Mark Schmidt, the exchange programme coordinator, said: “Without the generosity of organisations like the Rotary Club, talented students like Harry and Ratidzo would not be able to afford the money for an opportunity like this.
“I would like to thank them all.”