Day 4 (December 7):
After a light snack this morning, today’s final activity was either a fun run or a walk. After an exhausting itinerary over the last few days, it was no surprise that considerably more students opted for the walk, but everyone had a chance to stretch their legs before we sat down to our final meal prior to the return journey.
Having negotiated the winding road down from Ban Ho homestay, we are now making progress along the highway towards Hanoi and BIS. With all the exertion over the last 4 days, most students were asleep for the first leg, but there is now a gentle buzz of chatter on the coach; the sound of friendships both new and strengthened.
It has been a wonderful trip that has been successful in its objectives of broadening students’ awareness of Vietnamese cultures, pushing students out of their comfort zones and, to return to a phrase that a guide used earlier in the trip, to develop the sense of unity within the group. It is a weary but contented set of students that will be returning to BIS this afternoon and I’m sure they will sleep contentedly this evening. I’m looking forward to next year’s trip already!
Assistant Head of Pastoral Care