A WHITBY student who hopes to spend a gap year in Thailand must raise almost £5,000 to achieve her ambition.
ade Pepper (18) a student at Whitby Community College aims to teach communication English at a secondary school in Thailand.
Jade is presently studying for A levels in English language, drama, film studies and psychology.
She said: “I’ve always wanted to teach and to travel and give something back from my education.
“Thailand and its culture seems so different from this country’s.”
Jade explained that communication English is conversational English rather than the formal version taught in conventional language classes and it includes a study of slang and dialects.
Jade is going with the charity Project Trust but she must raise £4,950 by August.
She has already held some fund-raising events - one at the college where she sold buns made by her and her friends and held competitions, raising more than £70.
She also held a disco at the Metropole Hotel in Whitby where £550 was raised.
“I was grateful to the Met for donating the venue,” she said.