Harry’s fundraising page!

Please take a look at expedition member, Harry’s page on gofundme. Harry and his family are all working hard to raise money to meet Harry’s target, so any support would be appreciated! https://www.gofundme.com/ets-south-africa-expedition-2018

summer fun day

The South Africa Expedition Team held a fun day on Saturday the 1st July to help raise much needed funds. A lot of hard work went into planning, setting up, running and cleaning up with students, families and staff and volunteer helpers all working together. The sun was out and people arrived from 10.15 and didn’t […]

team building weekend June 2017

we all had a fantastic weekend team building and bonding this weekend, with team games and camping. It was very exciting looking at slides and pictures of our upcoming trip, talking about what we will be doing, what we would like to do, how we are going to be doing it, and any worries we […]

Great news!

FUNDRAISING After a series of let downs from grant giving trusts who we have applied for, we have just received 3 pieces of fab news… Our School PTFA are kindly giving us a grant of £7000! Sharon Carpenter, who works at Ellen Tinkham FE College, has raised over £1000 through her local pub, the Wonford Inn. […]

Upcoming events!

Please come and visit us at the events below! message me at southafrica@ellentinkham.devon.sch.uk for more information   Bag packing at Tesco Exe Vale 1st/2nd April 10am-4pm   Comedy night at Barnfield theatre 28th May (more details to follow)   Summer fun day at Ellen Tinkham School 1st July   Race night Heavitree Conservative club 30th September

An update!

I thought I would post an update to tell you how busy everyone has been, and what fundraising events are in the pipeline! So far Through the Xmas bazaar, Xmas jumper day, charity collecting tins, Ticket auctions, donations through Gofundme, and 2 auctioned watercolour paintings courtesy of ‘Watercolours by Rachel’ we have raised nearly £1000! Future events We have some […]


Welcome to the official blog of the South Africa Expedition 2018!

What is the South Africa Expedition? In June 2018, 8 students from Ellen Tinkham School and College will embark on a 2 week trip to Durban and the surrounding area. They will be taking part in conservation work, going on safari, experiencing camping and hiking in the bush, visiting a local Special needs School we […]