Dear Ms Honnor,

I have just returned from the most amazing week in The Gambia as part of the team from Marriotts School and the local community working as The Gambia Project.

I must say how impressed I was at the dedication and hard work of your students. They were willing, attentive, compassionate, and generous; I could go on and on. They are a credit to your school and a great bunch of young people. I believe the trip has changed their perspective on life and has made them grow as young adults. I know that many of them are wanting/planning to return next year to continue the fabulous work this project has started. Several hotel guests commented to me on how well behaved and polite the students were.

Furthermore, I would like to praise the dedication of the staff from Marriotts Sports Centre, in particular Jamie Drackford and Andy Prior. Without their continued hard work, this trip would not have happened.

I hope that you will continue to support this project as it grows. The life experience students will get and the stories and experience they can bring back to the classroom is invaluable.

My wife and I both plan to return next year and have been fortunate enough to be included in the organising committee. I look forward to hopefully meeting you and working with your students again in the near future.

Yours sincerely,

Pete Smith

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