Dream trip for Jessica.
Byline: Andrew Jackson ,
conservation Jessica with a piece of coral
It's Fiji, here I come
A HOLMFIRTH teenager is trying to raise cash to secure her place on a dream conservation trip.
Jessica Campbell, 17, has already raised pounds 3,000 towards the cost of a six-week stay on the Pacific islands of Fiji, on a mission to protect their reefs.
The Greenhead College student now needs just pounds 1,000 to book her place on the July expedition.
Jessica, who hopes to be a marine biologist marine biologist
specialist in the biology of marine life. , will be working with the Coral Cay Conservation Coral Cay Conservation is a conservation organisation whose aim is to "provide resources to help sustain livelihoods and alleciate poverty through the protection, restoration and management of coral reefs and tropical forests". group to collect evidence on threats to reefs in the 120-island country.
She said: "I have done a sponsored 10-mile swim, the Rotary Club have given some money and I have a part-time job from which I have been saving the money.
"I'm also planning a car boot sale car boot sale
a sale of goods from car boots in a site hired for the occasion
Noun 1. car boot sale - an outdoor sale at which people sell things from the trunk of their car
boot sale to try and get the final pounds 1,000."
Jessica, who has been offered a place at Oxford University, said she hopes to raise the cash in time.
She added: "We will help protect the reefs and educate people about sustainable living.
"It would be a great learning experience and be nice to help the people out there."