Ready to take on the world

About 75 students from Rossmoyne Senior High School plan to embark on a journey of self-discovery as part of a World Challenge educational trip.

The year 10 and 11 students plan to trek through Nepal in June and take part in community projects.

The group is awaiting news from the earthquake-hit region.

Rossmoyne administrative manager Richard Hodgson hoped the trip would go ahead and that students would come back as �future-ready students and world citizens�.

�We want our students to leave school being a part of a world community. We want students to understand there�s a big wide world out there and a lot happening,� he said.

Year 11 student Ben Byrnes-Cope is among the students planning to go on World Challenge. The Riverton resident said he looked forward to experiencing a new culture and environment.

�I wanted to go on World Challenge because it would be great to experience a completely different culture first-hand,� Ben said.

To help fundraise the $8000 needed for his kit, visa, passport, flights, accommodation and other expenses, the 16-year-old is holding an �80s quiz and dance night.

The event will be held from 7pm on Saturday at Corinthian Park Tennis Club. There will be tables of 10.

n Tickets are $30 per person.

Bring your own nibbles and drinks. Chocolates, chips and nuts will be for sale. There will also be a silent auction.

To purchase a ticket, email cbyrnes@iinet.net.au or call 9259 1419.