Wrekin College – Joe’s African Trek

30 Jun 2015

Over May Bank holiday weekend, Wrekin College fourth former Joe Lee attended Halton training camp selection weekend for the 2016 Army Cadet Exercise Kwa Zulu expedition to Natal, South Africa. We are delighted that he was selected and will return to Halton in the first week of Autumn half-term break for pre-expedition training. Final training camp will be in the last week of the Lent term 2016. As part of the expedition Joe will take part in the Zulu Trail trek.

The Zulu Trail involves tough trekking at a low altitudes. Local guides will be used to lead teh group along a largely unmapped network of paths and trails retracing the approach used by Lord Chelmsford during the Anglo-Zulu War in 1878. The route will start at Zingela and travel via Rorke’s Drift before arriving at Isandlwana. This trail will be the first of its kind in South Africa and will be arranged with assistance from Open Africa, a South African organisation which is tasked with improving the relationships between the different cultural groups that make up the South African population.

We look forward to hearing more about Joe’s travels soon.