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A GROUP of 10 students from Henry Cort Community College travelled more than 5,000 miles to Ethiopia.

The students visited Hotie, near Dessie in the Ethiopian highlands, as part of the British Council Connecting Classrooms Initiative.

Local teachers and students have been working with Hotie School in Ethiopia to learn how to become responsible global citizens and to develop skills to work in a global economy.

Phil Munday, headteacher at the school, said the trip was a big success: ‘We firmly believe that one of the best ways to engage students in global understanding is to physically enable them to experience countries for themselves and to see how others live, work and play.

‘Our team of students demonstrated impressive leadership skills and also experienced what life is truly like in one of Ethiopia’s most rural communities.’