Why it’s the trip of a lifetime

Bishtek, Kyrgyszstan's capital city
Bishtek, Kyrgyszstan's capital city

Forget two weeks’ all inclusive in Marbella and Magaluf this summer - or even a wet weekend in good old Withersea.

Hard working students from Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School in Horncastle will be spending their summer holidays in slightly less celebrated locations.

Members of the school’s World Challenge Team are heading for Kyrgyzstan.

To reach their destination, they will be heading through neighbouring Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

The near 20-strong party - which will include two staff members - will be trekking in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, along the historic Silk Route - at heights of around 3,000m.

However, it is not all about sight-seeing.

During their travels, the team be staying with local families and helping with various community.

Grace Tomlinson, one of the students involved, said: “We are unsure on our projects so far but it could be helping to redecorate classrooms in schools - or renovating community halls.”

All team members are hard at work raising funds for the trip, which will start in July.

The school is also be hosting a concert featuring the Louth Male Voice Choir on Friday February 28.

The concert starts at 7.30pm and tickets are £7 (£5 concessions) including refreshments.

Tickets are available from the school office, or on the door.