Grade 9 - Lebrang
This year the Grade 9 students traveled to LaBrang, which is the Tibetan Autonomous region of Gansu Province, China. The students camped for 3 days with a local Tibetan family, where they understood what it was is like to live with comparatively low standard of living. The students experienced having no toilets or showers, camping in tents, and eating only local produce including yak meat. In addition, they were able to appreciate animal husbandry and how the Nomads and their animals’ lives are so interdependent. The day to day care of animals is vitally important to, not only the nomadic families’ lifestyle but also to the animals in their care. During their trip you could find student’s video filming their involvement to remember their experiences. The students are busy working on their culminating projects in the form of short video presentations detailing their experiences and the knowledge they assimilated. I think we all agreed that everything about Tibetan's lives is worth exploring. They are so friendly and welcoming and are just waiting for visitors to experience their lives at the "top of the world".