Nepalese Adventure Makes for Incredible Summer
05 Sep 2018
Year 13 students spent three weeks of their summer holiday in Nepal, teaching and helping people in a remote village community.
After two days acclimatising in Kathmandu, the students embarked on a four-day trek to reach the village. Each day of the trek lasted between five and 10 hours in high altitudes, reaching up to 5,140 metres above sea level.
Once there, the students delivered lessons in art, PE and English to local children, as well as helping to renovate one of the buildings. There was also the opportunity to stage some sporting fixtures, including England versus Nepal at football and volleyball.
On the trek back down, students stayed at Nepalese teahouses and sampled traditional dishes such as bhat dhal, a kind of potato curry.
Outgoing Head Boy Dan Wilde, one of the students who went to Nepal, said: "The trip was hard work and we had to raise a lot of sponsorship money to be able to go but it was amazing. What made it so special were the people - the people we travelled with and the people we met while we were there."
Teacher Ricky Wickwar said: "The students were a revelation. Even they were surprised by what they could do with such limited resources. What they achieved in the school in just a few days was incredible."
The trip was run by True Adventure.