I cannot emphasise enough what an incredible trip this was. Our students were exemplary in behaviour, respect for others and pure hard work; it was a pleasure to spend time with them.
Living amongst Masai villages and villagers, working on perma-culture initiatives and constructing a new school was pretty gruelling in temperatures of over 40 degrees. However, the reward came in seeing a completed project, be it a field cleared of undergrowth and ready for planting, a terrace completed for a new kindergarten or a key-hole garden constructed and sown with carrots, peppers or spinach which soon will be feeding the children of the adjacent school.
I know the students particularly enjoyed the environment, the caustic Lake Natron besieged by flamingos and the active volcano which was the backdrop to our camp. A life-changing experience and one that will change our perspective on the way we live, what we expect and how we conduct ourselves.
It is the initiative and organisation of Nord Anglia that makes these expeditions possible and enables our students to truly benefit from our family of schools.
Watch the video below to listen to the reflections of some of our students on this trip.
Enjoy your weekend.
Head of Secondary