Seven of our Year 12 students flew to Cambodia on Saturday (2nd December) to make a difference in a community service project through the Asia Pacific Youth Foundation (APYF).

Caelan Kaluder, Mitchell Roworth, Jacob Church, Sean Campbell, Loxton Kallis, Peter Urquhart & Hamish McLaren  volunteered their time to go to Cambodia for a little over a week to help build a house for a family living in poverty.

The APYF project  support a local family to help them break the poverty cycle, develop sustainable practices and support educational opportunities for a Cambodian family. The focus is on ‘youth helping youth’. Our students will be involved in building a ‘Peace House’ for a family living in poverty in Siem Reap.

Over the last 18 months the school community has been raising funds for the project with all money raised going directly into the project. The school’s community service spirit has been on show and thank you to every member of our community for making a difference.

As well as the community service project the group will visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World, listed by UNECSO as a world heritage site, Angkor Wat Temple. They will also immerse themselves in Cambodian culture enjoying Phare the Cambodian Circus Show, Angkor National Museum and visiting local fishing villages on Tonle Sap Lake.

The school looks forward to celebrating making a difference in Cambodia this December and continuing its partnership with APYF allowing our students to learn outside the classroom.

Farrer is proud of these young men and their commitment to making a difference in other people’s lives, and we wish them safe travels.

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The boys are keeping in touch with us on a daily basis and here are some of their personal photographs: