In late March, fifteen Year 11 Our World Ethics students and 3 staff spent 2 weeks in Vietnam. As part of their studies of ‘Responses to Poverty’, the students immersed themselves in life off the ‘tourist trail’ and were a part of homestays in the north of Vietnam.
Even with the high temperatures and lack of ‘creature comforts’, the students’ relationship with the commune of Ha Le (2 hours from Hanoi) continued to grow in warmth and strength. No other westerners have visited this remote area which made the trip even more memorable for all who were involved.
Hamish Lawrence, Year 11 who was one of the students who travelled to Vietnam spoke highly of his experiences saying: ‘The trip has affected me in so many ways; being able to see the other side of life and experiencing a whole new and different culture. Vietnam is such a great place and has such a beautiful culture, and it has made me rethink how I live and what I do with my money".
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