Rydal Penrhos pupils will have the chance to go on the trip of a lifetime next year.
The school has announced it has organised an educational trip to India, which has been aimed at enhancing pupils’ learning in global issues.
The trip will be of particular benefit to A-level pupils that are studying either Religious Studies, Geography, Business Studies/Economics, or Biology.
The expedition starts by visiting Amritsar’s Golden Temple, and will later visit 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.
Rev’d Nick Sissons, Chaplain at Rydal Penrhos, said: “Due to the highly educational value of this trip, all students will automatically earn the widely recognised ASDAN Universities Award, which looks excellent on University UCAS Applications.
“Global Action, who are organising the trip, have 10 years’ experience in successfully helping teams fundraise. Global Action will set up a Fundraising Committee, and will visit the team regularly to advise team members on fundraising activities with the maximum financial return.”