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Students train ahead of upcoming charity expedition

Published Wednesday 2nd of March 2016 12:21:59 PM

ACS Egham recently became an outdoor survival base for students preparing for a charity expedition to Nepal, known as Project Nepal. As part of the expedition, students will visit ACS Egham’s partner school, Jana Bhawana School. Thirty students, aged 14 to 17 years, started their overnight training by building tents in the school grounds. They also honed vital skills needed for the trip, such as cooking over a campfire, and basic construction skills including filling sandbags and stacking bricks. Students also developed their endurance by hiking through Windsor Great Park. During their trip to the Kathmandu Valley later this month, students will help build vital school infrastructure, including a wall for the school playground, an entrance gate and a water treatment system for staff and pupils at Jana Bhawana. Lauren Dean, Lower School teacher and Project Nepal coordinator, commented: “The overnight training was a huge success, the team really bonded ahead of our expedition. “I’m really proud of the students’ teamwork over the weekend as I know this will ensure the success of our trip!” In the run up to the overnight training students at ACS Egham have been working hard throughout the school year raising money for supplies. Fundraising events have included a dinner gala, bake sales and fun days and have raised over £1000. Over 800 books have also been collected by students to take with them to Nepal.
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