15th Visit to Nepal
- Published: Monday, 20 April 2015 10:03
Birkdale returned recently from their annual trip to Nepal. 18 students visited Kathmandu on the Birkdale annual Easter three week trip. They were accompanied by 8 students from Rishworth School in West Yorkshire, with their Head Master Alastair Gloag, former Deputy Headmaster at Birkdale.
One of the aims of the trip is to teach children in selected schools in Kathmandu. Our pupils taught in three, the Peace Garden School which was built and has been supported by Birkdale since Birkdale first started going to Nepal in 2001, the Noble School and the Bungamati School. They also celebrated with the Peace Garden School and Bungamati School their 15th annual visit and were made to feel extremely welcome at all three.
Also accompanying the group was Doctor Nick Hudson, a parent of the school, who did some excellent work which has resulted in the treatment of two boys who both might need surgery which will be paid for by the funds raised by our pupils. Funds will also be spent on dental treatment and sending children to the opticians for glasses.
The trekking in the Himalayas and visit to Chitwan which lies in the foothills of the Himalayas to the south of Nepal, were also very memorable for the students, being both rich in flora and fauna, although one group on the trek got to the top of Poon Hill in sleet and snow and therefore did not see the magnificent views - a situation not experienced in 15 years!