In the final segment of our Sichuan adventure, Year 11 undertook a 2 hour bus ride from Dujiangyan to Wenchuan. We first visited the home of a local artist who has been symbolic of the resilience shown by the local populace after the Wenchuan earthquake of 2008.
Next we enjoyed the hospitality of the village leader of the Muka village here and also completed a tricky yet fruitful hike up the mountains nearby. Lunch was made up of fresh local produce and students enjoyed different kinds of Qiang style preparations.
In the evening, Year 11 students completed group opinion surveys of the locals and tourists visiting here regarding the benefits and demerits of tourism here. After dinner reflection time consisted of a healthy debate between two groups that used the findings of these surveys. The Wenchuan guesthouse we are staying in has its own unique charm as you would observe in the pictures.
Update from: Mr. Mahesh Warrier, Head of Year 11