For a year, St Ivo students Amelia Sykes, 17, Tara McCarter, 18, Alice Mitchell, 18, and Barney Necus, 17, will be helping children in South Africa, Guyana, Japan and Sri Lanka as part of Project Trust, which places volunteers to teach in schools and offer social care. The students took part in a selection week in the Isle of Coll, off the west coast of Scotland, and each has to raise £5,100 before he or she leaves at the end of August or beginning of September. Amelia, who will be heading for South Africa, said: Were all about halfway to our target. Weve had a Scottish dance and a lot of sponsorship from charity trusts. Tara and I have a cake stand each week, and Im arranging a dance in Hemingford Abbots. Its going to be amazing. I dont know what Im doing yet but, as Ill be happy doing anything, I dont mind as its for a good cause. Tara hopes to teach maths and sciences in a secondary school in Guyana, South America. She said: Im most scared of the culture shock as they have a basic standard of living there but they speak English so it should be OK. They place about 20 people around Guyana. One of those locations is an eight-hour boat journey to the nearest civilisation, which I wouldnt mind I think Ill be lucky to have a blackboard in my classroom. INFORMATION: If you would like to donate to one of the students, visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/AmeliaSykes www.virginmoneygiving.com/TaraMcCarter www.virginmoneygiving.com/AliceMitchell www.virginmoneygiving.com/BarneyNecus or sign up to www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/AmeliaSykes for companies to donate as you buy online.