Teachers from the Creative Arts department took 9 students on a community project to India as part of the 2019 World Challenge expedition. They embarked on several day hikes, some as high up as 2500 feet in order to reach villages where they helped build water irrigation units, guttering (to collect fresh mountain water) and brick stoves for boiling water for food and drink. James Fraser-Murison, head of Creative Arts accompanied the students on the trip. He commented “It was a very rewarding, tiring but worthwhile project for our students who were effortless in their commitment to make a difference.”
Student Josh Sebon commented “The World Challenge trip to India was an exciting challenge which inspired self-discovery, confidence, built my resilience and improved my existing friendships whilst creating new ones too. Without the help of teachers Chenise and James at QMC, I would not have had the opportunity to embark on such an exciting adventure.”
As well as the charity work students also very much enjoyed visits to Agra Fort and the Taj Mahal and even managed a well-earned day or two by the pool for some much needed rest and relaxation. The students managed to barter well for their gifts to bring home too. A fantastic experience and lasting memories made by those who took part. Staff are already planning their next World Challenge visit to Bali. Please contact [email protected] for more details.