Mrs Sixsmith, Mrs Mason and Mrs Williams were joined by three St James’s governors, Mrs Walters, Mr Salton and Mr Warren, and six other local teachers to visit Nepal during the Easter holidays. We trekked for three days to reach the remote village of Bung where we were invited to join the village in celebrating the opening of new classrooms in the village school. It was fantastic to see the new classrooms and couldn’t believe the difference between them and the old original rooms that had been used until recently.
St James’s and other local schools have been raising money for the past four years to sponsor one of the Classrooms in the Clouds teachers as well as raising over twenty thousand pounds towards the building of two early years classrooms. We also got to meet the Classrooms in the Clouds sponsored teachers again and talk to them about developments within their own teaching
The trip was an amazing experience for all involved and we were able to learn so much more about life in Nepal. We will be speaking to the children here at school about what it was like and showing lots of photos. Our plan is to continue to support Classrooms in the Clouds and we hope to welcome Dawa back to school when he visits England from Nepal in June 2019.