Travel time . . . Geraldine High School teacher Sarah Harrison will co-lead a group of school pupils on a trip to Cambodia and Singapore next month. PHOTO: GRETA YEOMAN

A group of Geraldine High School year 13 pupils is off to Singapore and Cambodia next month.

Teacher Sarah Harrison said she would accompany the 14 pupils on the 11-day trip.

The group was made up of history and geography pupils, she said.

They would also be joined by another teacher and three parents for the trip, which would begin on April 14.

The trip would start in Singapore, where the pupils would look at the development of tourism in the country, and then compare it with tourism in Cambodia.

Mrs Harrison said tourism in Singapore – where everything was well-planned – was quite different from Cambodia with its often overcrowded tourist sites. This aspect would be examined as part of the pupils’ geography studies.

The history aspect of the trip would focus on Cambodia’s brutal Khmer Rouge regime (1975-79), she said.

The trip had been 18 months in the planning and the pupils were looking forward to the trip, which would take place in the first week of the school holidays, she said.

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