A BRADLEY teenager is flying off to help expand tourism in the Falkland Islands.
Eighteen-year-old Andrew Baker, who is a former Rastrick High School student, leaves on October 5 to spend six months doing volunteer work in a scheme organised by Gap Activity Projects.
His work will include opening wildlife centres and promoting game fishing, horse-riding and sailing.
Andrew said: "The Falklands have always appealed to me as a destination.
"This gap year before university is a brilliant opportunity.
"I can't wait to experience life in the islands and see some of the unspoilt scenery and amazing wildlife," he added.
Gap Activity Projects is an educational charity which each year places about 1,400 teenagers on projects in 33 countries around the world.