ROSS Brittain from Tenbury is seeing the world.

The 18-year-old, who left Ludlow College, has just returned from 10 weeks of charity work in India and will be off to New Zealand in a few weeks.

Hopefully it is preparation for the world of work for Ross who hopes one day to work overseas on development projects.

At the moment he is on a gap year before starting at Sussex University where he will study International Development and Sociology.

Ross has a very clear idea of what he wants to do with his life and left Ludlow College last summer with A levels in sociology, environmental studies and history.

He spent the autumn with the charity ‘Restless Development’ working with young people on projects in the southern province of Tamil Nadir.

This involved running workshops in CV writing and organising various sporting events.

It also meant living in a hostel with only basic cooking facilities and even more basic arrangements for washing that consisted of a bucket and water.

Ross was a pupil of Tenbury Primary School and Tenbury High School.