Eleven firefighter and community safety apprentices are going to Nepal on 10th March to help to build a school out there.
We've been working hard for the last 14 months to raise the £30,000 to build the school. This amounts to £2700 each.
As we understand that the trip will be physically demanding, we have also been doing weekly fitness sessions to help with the walking and have also helped support the cadets gain their Silver Duke of Edinburgh award by completing the expeditions with them; which involved a lot of walking through various terrains.
Before we fly out there, here are our thoughts:
We set out for Nepal in less than a week, I feel pretty much prepared in regards to fitness and mental readiness for the trek I think it should be all ok and I cant wait to be amongst some of the most stunning scenery in the world, Kathmandu will be amazing to I cant wait to see the culture and history of the famous city. I am looking forward to traveling out next Saturday it will be an amazing experience.
I think it's safe to say that I have various mixed emotions about going to Nepal. I am excited as this is a new and different experience for me, as I have never done anything like this before and it is an experience that I can carry with me for the rest of my life. I can see the experience to be also valuable to me as I'm sure I can learn new things but also appreciate how other people around the world live. I am also quite anxious and nervous at the same time as again it is something that I have never done, so myself and the other apprentices are going into the unknown and don't really know what to expect.
I am looking forward to getting to Nepal. I expect the trip to challenge me in a number of ways and I feel the challenge will only help me to develop as a person. I am mainly looking forward to the trek we will be completing as I believe it will be tough, however enjoyable at the same time
After a lot of time and effort I can safely say I am really looking forward to travelling out to Nepal. It’s been a challenge to get there and be ready but I’m sure it will pay off, even though I’m slightly nervous for what we will be doing in Nepal I can’t wait to leave my mark on a fantastic school that will benefit so many people.
I am excited about going to Nepal, it's a once in a life time trip and I feel incredibly fortunate that I have been given the opportunity to head out there. It's been a lot of hard work fundraising the money to build the school in Kharikhola, but it all feels worth it now.
I’m feeling excited for Nepal, but certainly apprehensive about the challenge we have ahead of us. It’s been a long journey to get to where we are, but we have another one in front of us to get through as a team, and together we will help each other, and have a truly fantastic Nepalese experience.
Having worked tirelessly for 15 months to raise £30,000 for Classrooms in the Clouds we can finally turn our thoughts to the trip itself and seeing our hard work come to life. I am excited for the Challenges that the Nepal Trip will present to us but we are a strong group of people who have supported each other through many a hard time. I am excited to see the Early Years Centre we have fundraised for and to make memories that will last a lifetime.
With only a week to go until we leave to Nepal my excitement is at an all-time high! It’s fantastic to think that everything we’ve worked towards will soon be a realisation and we will be able to see the school we have helped build in person! I’m looking forward to our brief stay in Kathmandu, and I’m hoping I’ll have the opportunity to explore the city and take in some of the sights. I think what I’m most excited for is the walk, having fun with the team whilst we head towards Kharikhola to help finish the school which we have worked towards!
I’m hoping we leave something that can bring education and joy to the local people and a legacy of our apprenticeship!
Now that going to Nepal is only days away I am really looking forward to this exciting experience and getting to meet the people in Nepal where the school we have fundraised to build will make a massive difference to their education. I also look forward to learning about their culture and their day to day life. I think I now have everything which I need for the trip, I just need to get it all packed and ready to go.
Now that Nepal is only a week away I am really looking forward to going to go see a new culture and how other people live. I have never been to Asia so it will be amazing to go to that part of the world and looking forward to the different cuisine. It is also a great reward after all the weekends and nights fundraising and to finally see where all the money has been spent and to see how we have helped the village and all the people there.
For Nepal I am feeling extremely excited for the journey! I cannot believe how fast it has come around. It has been a really challenge project but working together and raising the money has been an amazing experience and truly rewarding. The hard work is done and it’s time to live the experience.
As from what everyone’s said every one is ready and looking forward to going and it will be a great experience for everyone
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