Young Norfolk Arts Festival
Friday 28 June to Sunday 7 July 2013
Lower School Trinity Term Weekly News (week 4)
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Scouts: Sailing Boatpacking Expedition (Norfolk Broads Yacht Club, Wroxham)
Internal examinations for years L4, U4, L5 and M5
Heads of Department Meeting (S10)
Term dates 12-13
Starts Wed 5 September, 2012
Half term: Thurs 25 Oct - Mon 5 Nov, 2012
Finishes Fri 14 Dec, 2012
Starts Tue 8 Jan, 2013
Half term: Sat 16 Feb - Sun 24 Feb, 2013
Finishes Fri 22 Mar, 2013
Starts Tue 16 Apr, 2013
Half term: Sat 25 May - Sun 2 Jun, 2013
Finishes Fri 5 July, 2013
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Sales are held between 10am and 12 noon on the following days:
Saturday 25 May 2013
Saturday 6 July 2013
Saturday 31 August 2013
1 August 2012
21 students and 3 staff have just returned from Ladakh in North India where they undertook a programme of trekking, finding out about Ladakhi and Tibetan Buddhist culture, as well as maintaining the link between Norwich School and the GTC Monastic School in Diskit Monastery in the Nubra Valley.
Treks undertaken included the Sham trek at 3,700 metres and the Shang Pass at nearly 5,000 metres. Between the treks there was highly exciting white-water rafting on the Zanskar River. We also crossed the Khardung Pass, the highest road in the world at 5,600 metres, to visit the beautiful Nubra Valley and maintain our link with the boy monks and teachers of GTC Monastic School.
It was a real privilege to stay at Diskit Monastery, which is Tibetan Buddhist, and be part of the lives of the monks. Our students taught lessons to the boy monks one morning, we took them on a picnic, took a not-so-comfortable camel ride and drew our cricket match with the monks.
Other highlights included getting the tailors in Ladakh to run up some multi-coloured trousers that would have made Gok Wan weep (with despair!), listening to a shepherdess sing a haunting, spine-tingling song round a campfire under the glittering stars, and visiting the Bangla Sahib Gurdwara (an impressive Sikh temple) and the Taj Mahal.
We also had the fantastic good luck to walk straight into a motorcade led by the vehicle of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. We followed it to a local mosque where we heard the Dalai Lama give a presentation. He told us that we must accustom ourselves to thinking of each other as beings worthy of compassion, not hatred. “Your blood is my blood; your warmth is my warmth; your suffering is my suffering; your happiness is my happiness.” Inspirational words, and ones which were reminiscent of Norwich School’s ethos of compassion.
Now, India 2014 . . . who’s game??