Today is the final day of the Sikkim 2013 expedition. It has been an wonderful trip and I would like to thank my team for making it such a success. Special thanks go to Ganden for the smooth management of a hectic schedule, the important new links made and for ensuring that we were so well looked after through out the trip. Thanks also to our partner schools, Taktse and Hemlata’s College for the fantastic welcome we received and the enthusiasm of staff and pupils. My adult team, Sophie and Lauren, have been terrific and have been key to making this an outstanding expedition both for our Writhlington students and our partners.

Most of all I would like to thank our student team, Ike, Heather, Georgia, Zoe, Matt, Zoe and Devin for their commitment, adaptability, endurance and sense of fun.  This has allowed them to achieve amazing things, earn admiration from our partners and it has been a pleasure to share the experience with each of you.



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  1. I’m sure all the parents would agree that it sounds like you have had a fantastic trip. Thank you to all for looking after our children so well xx

    • Simon Pugh-Jones says:

      Zoe was amazing. I am sure that the Parfitts will always be part of Sikkim.

  2. Sophie McDonnell says:

    A massive thank you to Simon for organising one of the most amazing schools trips I have experienced. Such a fantastic opportunity for the young people at Writhlington school and for expanding the project in Sikkim. You should be very proud of what you have achieved SPJ 🙂

  3. Zoe p agrees that the school days was the highlight of the trip, and I must say that we also enjoyed the school in 2010 .
    And as you say Simon we are definitely going back either in 2014 or 15 any takers? Xx