A teacher at Falmouth School has been wading through muddy swamps and plunging through icy water to raise funds so she can train teachers in India.
Lizzie Waddling, a 30 year old art and English teacher, is hoping to raise £1,500 to fund a trip this summer, and recently added £600 in sponsorship by participating in the Tuff Enuff event in St Buryan.
She wants to travel to India during the school’s summer holiday with volunteer group Limited Resources Teacher Training, which focuses on showing teachers how to raise schooling standards, and will spend four weeks in the country before heading back to Falmouth for the new academic year.
Lizzie said: “I will work with teachers, supporting them and giving ideas of teaching techniques and strategies to change classrooms from a very didactic, blackboard and repetition way of learning to using more group work strategies and learning to differentiate between students.
“These students will grow up to lead development within their own communities and nations: being more equipped to drive forward locally owned, sustainable development to change and improve lives."
Lizzie says she is dedicated to helping spread education abroad, and in her role at Falmouth School she takes pupils to Africa: this July she will be taking a group to Uganda.
She currently has three weeks left to raise the last £750 via her crowdfunding page, which can be visited at http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/Education-India.