MIRFIELD Mayor Sean Guy spent his Easter holidays in Nepal, helping to deliver teacher training at a school near Kathmandu.
Coun Guy is the assistant principal at Darton College in Barnsley and travelled with four colleagues as part of a 19-strong group of teachers and volunteers from the charity Lincs2Nepal.
The group provides aid and opportunity through education to lower caste communities in Nepal, particularly children.
Coun Guy said: “We were asked to deliver teacher training around science, maths, curriculum planning and staff leadership development.”
The school has over 250 nursery and primary students from the lowest castes in the country and all the students are there as a result of sponsorship. Coun Guy added: “Since the partnership with Lincs2Nepal, the performance of the students is some of the highest in the country. Some mothers have been known to go on hunger strike outside the headteacher’s office to try to get their children in.
“The school is expanding and the students at Darton College raised money to pay for a new classroom to be built.
“Not only did the teachers come in for training but all the students came in for two days in the middle of their holidays for lessons. They also put on a dance performance of traditional Nepalese dance.”