A group of Rydal Penrhos pupils were given more information about an upcoming learning expedition.
Michael Combellack, who is a representative of Global Action, visited the school on Thursday, September 28 to speak more about the trip to India, which will take place next year.
The group, which now stands at 14 following three new additions to the team, acquired more knowledge on the story behind the presence in India of the Tibetan government in exile and the large refugee community they shall be visiting in Dharamshala.
During the workshop each pupil also shared progress reports on individual and group fundraising.
The expedition will begin by visiting Amritsar’s Golden Temple, and will later take in the spectacular Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Based in the foothills of the beautiful Indian Himalayas, the group also plan to have a special audience with The Dalai Lama to learn about respect for all religions.
In addition pupils and staff will also take part in unique workshops with experts at international development agencies, to learn about: Sustainable Development, Fair Trade, and Environmental Protection throughout the Himalayas.
The team will then work on a well-planned poverty-reduction project with a UK charity, where we will assist in the building of a new children’s hostel, so mountain children can attend school for the first time in their lives.
They are set to finish the expedition by visiting Buddhist monasteries, to learn from renowned lamas how to practice positive mindfulness in our lives. The expedition will give all participants a unique opportunity to learn about leadership, teamwork, and self-reliance: crucial life-skills.
Any pupil wanting to book their place on the trip should email the Reverend Nick Sissons at NCSissons@rydalpenrhos.com.