On 24 January, Portia King (daughter of Fiona Pimm) headed off to Poland for a year long adventure before she goes on to University in 2016.

Portia has been accepted into the Lattitude Global Volunteering Programme and will be living in Warsaw, Poland. Portia is excited about the opportunity but also knows it will be a challenging year.

She will be working in a Polish school as the English teacher’s assistant helping to teach the children English. The school where she is working is a small private school in the Biatoteka District. There are 200 students ranging from seven to 15-years-old.

As well as assisting the English teacher, Portia will join in and help with the schools extra-curricular activities and school trips.

She will be hosted by different families from the school during the year staying for two months at a time with each family.
She will have a real opportunity to experience everyday Polish life and culture including the very cold winter.

During the two month summer holidays, Portia is looking forward to travelling around parts of Europe with the friends she makes through the programme.

Portia King.

Portia King.