Nepal Trip 2017

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Summer 2017 came around very quickly! This of course meant that we were to be travelling to Nepal! VERY EXCITING!

The expedition did not disappoint. We spent many hours preparing for two weeks in the Himalayas which we soon found out would be one of the most humbling environments available for the human eyes.

All the students were absolutely amazing, taking in every opportunity to experience the culture, mix with the local community and selflessly put themselves forward for all work needed to improve the lives of the young people and educators at the village school, that we were lucky to spend some time with. We had 3 days building an exterior wall, painting fences and working in the classrooms of a local village school.

Following this was our expedition to the Annapurna Range, arguably one of the most stunning environments in the world. 6 days saw a full range of weather conditions. Blistering sunshine, altitude, full scale humidity and monsoon weather. Again, all students took to environmental changes without a hint of a moan, unless of course it involved leeches more so if they were embodied in hair!

We also experienced the following:

Humbling and Warm welcomes, Birthday cake cooked on a stove at 3200m, lots of emotions, no blisters! leeches, goats, Trek dogs. Mr Poland reminding us that he went to Peru and his new haircut! new friendships, HS2 lectures and most important Life long memories.

We hope to share all of our experiences with you during an AOW in September, where you will be shown our photos and some of the students will be invited to share their own experiences from the trip to Nepal. Look out for the launch of the next expedition aiming for 2019!

Saint John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy