I think I speak for all of the students who went on this trip when I say this has impacted all of us for life. Our experiences were all independent and touching in a multitude of ways. We, as a group, had the chance to interact with such different characters, from babies up to young adults, and each imprinted their happiness and loving on us individually each day we spent there. Our time was short but packed full of special moments that will undoubtedly stay with us. The children, no matter what needs they had, were constantly engaged and happy – and only ever wanting to share that with us. We couldn’t help but feel our hearts melting. And the staff looked after us brilliantly, and were patient and very helpful when we felt out of our depth.
As a group we were able to come together and get to know each other which in turn helped when we cooked a meal together in the school on the last night. This trip was a transformative experience and has really opened our eyes to the benefits of being put outside of our comfort zone and devoting a bit of our holidays to helping others. It’s been a truly valuable life experience.
Anna, Year 12