STUDENTS are holding a fundraising casino night as they prepare to volunteer in a Moroccan community.
A group of 30 sixth formers at Connah’s Quay High School will travel to the village of Imlil near Marrakech in July.
Over a two-week period they will act as labourers on projects such as building classrooms and other facilities and are hosting the casino night to help them fund their efforts.
Scott Campbell, 16, who is studying maths, further maths, physics and geography said: “We are going on an expedition with the school to Morocco.
“We will provide free labour for builders and help to improve the facilities in the village.
“It is an exciting thing to do and I can’t wait.
“It will be good experience and an opportunity to put something into a community.”
The students will visit Morocco through the World Challenge Company just weeks after taking exams, having been inspired by a similar trip undertaken by their teacher, Paul Woodhouse, to South Africa.
They are hoping to boost their finances for the trip by hosting the casino night next month.
They are currently trying to raise £1,300 per student for the trip and the casino night, described as suitable for under-18s.
Entry costs £5 with tokens which can be used to win non-cash prizes.
Live music will be provided by The Dead Pixels while a magician will also be performing close-up magic tricks around the venue.
The casino and magic event takes place on February 22 at Connah’s Quay’s Civic Hall from 7pm.
Anyone wishing to make donations to the students’ fundraising efforts can contact Connah’s Quay High School on 01244 813491.