Boys' High pupils spreading wings
Timaru Boys' High School will be represented around the globe as five pupils take off on overseas trips.
The first two will head away today with Brennan Galpin and Robert Sutcliffe, both 16, flying to Eniwa, Japan as part of the Timaru District Council sister city exchange.
Robert was feeling "extremely nervous".
"I don't know any Japanese and will be staying with a family of six for three weeks, who do not speak English."
Brennan had learnt a little Japanese.
"Hopefully I know enough."
Boarder Thomas Yeatman, 14, from a crop farm south of Hinds, will be heading to Hawaii for two weeks on July 5 to learn about farming.
"It is through the Young Teen Farmer Agricultural scheme. There are cows over there and they grow fruit."
Boarders James Mackay, 15, and Alex Duthie, 14, are off to the city of Orange in Australia on a boarding exchange.
They will be away the longest, spending the next term at the coed Kinross Wolaroi School on the central tablelands of New South Wales.
"It is organised through the hostel every year. We leave on Thursday, July 12. We stay with the rector to start with to be shown around the city then go to the hostel," Alex said.
James was looking forward to spending a few days in Sydney as well, before heading to Orange.
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