This morning due to problems with the transport we were unsure whether we were able to go, and meet the school children.
In the end we managed to get a convoy of 9 taxis, Italian Job style. It was a wild ride.
On arrival to the school we were greeted by the children, aged between 3 and 8, and their teachers.
The leaders went upstairs to be shown the future plans for the school. The scouts and explorers stayed downstairs and were introduced to the children.
After this we gave out the cuddly toys, in the small playground. All the children were overwhelmed. Then while the children played with their new toys, all the leaders,explorers, and scouts stamped the brand new books that we carried over.
Once this was done everyone went inside and sat and played with the children, singing nursery rhymes, hand games and catch with the cuddly toys. Everyone throughly enjoyed this experience. Everyone was so surprised at how happy and polite the children were despite having nothing at all, in a tiny school. Because although it did not feel too crowded when we were there, only a third of the children were there at the time.
To give the children a break from then excitement we all went over to the new site where the proposed building will take shape.
After an explanation on the layout of the new school, we were given lunch which consisted of flat rice, and chickpea curry. Some of the competitive scouts and explorers decided to have a pull-up competition on the rusty swing frame.
Group photos were taken of all the children and us.
Unfortunately only one Nepalese scout managed to make it to the school to meet us all, the rest were scattered around Kathmandu. He was bombarded with various badges and scarfs from the different groups in the district which we are all sure he was very pleased about.
Before getting a crazy taxi ride back to the hotel we visited a national heritage site, similar to the monkey temple. On the way to the hotel we were going along in a taxi with a little street boy hanging onto the roof rack, banging on the windows. The ride turned into quite a race with the group split between 10 taxis.