For three weeks during the summer break Mr E Aitken and Miss Bryant accompanied a group of students on their World Challenge trip. The students had been working towards this trip for two years, undertaking trial challenges here and having saved hard and raised funds to finance this.
They started their trip in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and soaked up the Vietnamese culture and history by visiting the city (formerly known as Saigon), Phnom Penh and the Cu Chi tunnels which were used by Viet Cong soldiers in the Vietnam War. An afternoon was spent taking in the views of the city from the Saigon sky deck, followed by an evening of sampling some delicious Vietnamese food and looking around the local markets.
The next day they set off on a 7 hour journey to Dalat to complete four days of trekking in the surrounding mountains which involved steep climbs, peaks and beautiful views. A two day rest ensued and the students were able to enjoy the beautiful beach at Nha Trang and spend some time relaxing, snorkelling and soaking up the sunshine.
The next part of the Challenge took place in Cambodia. The students spent five days working at the Seametrey Children’s School, clearing land and the lake and delivering and teaching English lessons. Their time there culminated in them organising an Olympics Day for the children with lots of different sporting activities in which they could participate.
Their final two days were spent seeing more of Cambodia including a visit to the amazing temples at Angkor Wat. A truly amazing experience!
Thank you to Mr Aitken and Miss Bryant for taking the time out of their holidays to accompany the students on this trip. If you would like to take part in a future World Challenge, please see Mr Aitken or go to the World Challenge website for more information: http://www.world-challenge.co.uk