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Message from Mike

March 12, 2012

We had the honour to be invited to the local school in Namchee Bazaar, Shree Himalaya Primary School which was set up by Sir Edmund Hilary in 1957. The Principal of the school was delighted to meet with us and arranged an immediate entire school assembly, all of the children came out of their classes to meet us with great enthusiasm.  They have obviously never met a group of Rockstars before!

The Lang and Walker children attend AB Paterson College and before we left on our journey AB Paterson Principal Mr Brian Grimes presented us with our school flag to take along. The Namche Bazaar school students and staff was more than happy to pose for photos with Dwight & I and our school flag  The children then sang the Nepalese national anthem with great pride and vigour – we responded with our thanks and promise to bridge the gap between our two schools with letter writing and sharing of cultures.

We then left donations for school supplies and as the children ran off back to class they gave us high fives, smiles and laughter.  It was a highlight of our adventure.

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. Val and John Hitchen permalink
    March 12, 2012 1:33 am

    What a great experience. Good on you guys. Keep enjoying your time over there you have all done really well.

  2. Duane Watson permalink
    March 12, 2012 1:37 am

    Wow, How amazing! Keep up the great work Fella’s we are all following the adventures closely at Paradise Timbers. Had better get back to work 🙂

  3. Carrie Brandon permalink
    March 12, 2012 2:33 am

    Sounds amazing, really enjoying your blog by the way! Gary the girls have been very busy in the garden. Had a couple of wines with Cindy last week xx

  4. Gary Wert Snr. permalink
    March 12, 2012 2:36 am

    goodonya doggy x all the boys its just great for kids to see how different lifestyles are around the world well done aussie boys x now its time for ya inner strength to kick in x get ya to next trek so go boys go i luv yous all ol ma wert oxoxoxoxox

  5. March 12, 2012 3:38 am

    Wahoo!! Go Rockstars! Sooooo jealous, wish we were there!

  6. Louise thomas permalink
    March 12, 2012 6:51 am

    what a wonderful honour for all, children having the oppurtunity of exchanging cultures is such a special thing, what a highlight, both you guys and the kids will never forget:) Thanks as always for sharing ~louise & holly

  7. Jenny George permalink
    March 12, 2012 8:36 am

    WOW – its really happening! The photos look touchable – and i can feel the cold! so proud of you Anthony – and your friends!

  8. Peter permalink
    March 12, 2012 10:20 am

    Very very proud of you all. Must be one of the most magnificent things to do, see and feel.

  9. Damo permalink
    March 12, 2012 12:21 pm

    awesome stuff guys omg those pics are amazing 🙂

  10. Libby Kelly permalink
    March 12, 2012 9:16 pm

    Awesome!! That is so cool. Good luck for the next part of your adventure we are all thiking of you. Go Rock stars!!! XXXX Lib

  11. Lisa Wellauer permalink
    March 14, 2012 3:21 am

    Wow, your journey sounds amazing! Well done all of you!!!

  12. fiona Lang permalink
    March 18, 2012 4:06 pm

    Well Done Mike, Been following with interest, youve inspired me to walk further to the bookies, love Uncle Michael and Aunty Eleanor xx

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