A group of students and teachers have returned from a life-changing trip to a school in Tanzania.
Six staff and 10 pupils from Nower Hill High School, in George V Avenue, spent two weeks at St Michael's Secondary School, in Kilolo, Tanzania, in August.
Jane Wilkinson, school coordinator, first visited the high school in Africa three years ago, to take part in a building project and returned this year to show pupils and staff what life is like in a foreign school.
She said: "It was a wonderful experience. "We want to continue keeping in contact with the school and in the future be able to invite one of their teachers to come and have work experience at Nower Hill."
Teachers and pupils helped with building work at the school, which has involved creating living quarters for the pupils and new classrooms. During their stay in Tanzania the group had to get used to sleeping in a makeshift classroom with no roof.
Ms Wilkinson said: "They didn't have running water when I was there three years ago, now they have pumps and one or two solar panels.
"There is a generator, but you can't just walk into a room and switch a light switch on - you have to get used to that.
"But it was more difficult coming home and
seeing how much we waste here and how we can cope with less."
Over the past four years Nower Hill have raised £3,000 for the school through wear your own clothes days and charity events.
Part of the trip was organised by Emmanuel International UK, a charity which supports developing countries, but each member of the group had to raise £13,000 to fund their travels.
Student Anjuli Koshal took part in the expedition and it transformed the way she viewed her life at school.
The 18-year-old said: "There was one student who was 40 and he had to work to get into high school.
"I was talking about Freshers week at university and going out, but if he didn't earn enough money he wouldn't have been able to go to school.
"We take education for granted here and they are so happy and willing to learn."