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A TERRINGTON St John woman travelling around the world is going to spending a month teaching English in Cambodia.

Law student Stephanie High (23) is currently on the trip of a lifetime before undertaking a training contract with Taylor Wessing LLP in London in September.

The former Wisbech Grammar School pupil has spent the last two months in Australia and is now in New Zealand. She will spend a month there before moving onto China for two months.

After that, she will take the Trans-Mongolian railway through Mongolia to Russia, and then she is heading to South-East Asia for three months.

As part of her trip, Stephanie will spend a month teaching English in Phnom Penh, Cambodia at the Seametrey Children’s Village, Montessori Nursery and Day Care Centre.

Stephanie said: “So far I’ve found travelling just simply a brilliant experience. I’m most looking forward to visiting China as it will be the first place I’ve visited on my travels where the culture is entirely different to back home and I think it will be the biggest learning experience.

“I’m really excited about teaching at the school. I wanted to do something substantial with my time away rather than spending all my time sightseeing, and I am really looking forward to being part of the community there and really getting involved.

“I’m a bit nervous about the actual teaching aspect as I’ve not really done anything like that before, but I think once I get over my nerves it will be lots of fun and hopefully I can plan some fun lessons for the kids.”

The Seametrey centre’s goals are to help rebuild Cambodia, restore self-confidence and self-esteem and provide quality education.

She is doing the placement with Travel to Teach, a not for profit volunteer travel organisation which works in over 14 countries worldwide.

Stephanie would love to hear from anyone who would like to donate teaching materials, such as art supplies, games, sports equipment or old laptops, or clothes for the children. She can be contacted on stephaniehigh1@gmail.com

• For more information about Travel to Teach, visit www.travel-to-teach.org