World Challenge - Thailand

As part of the expedition we travelled to Thailand to take part in a project phase and a trek phase. During the project phase we helped a local orphanage and church to help create an organic garden for the children to plant vegetables in. We also played football and sports with the local children – and beat them! – and we were also introduced to the Thai national sport of Taka which was great fun. We also trekked across a national park in Thailand called Khao Yai.

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This was a fantastic experience because we saw species we had never before encountered in England. The highlights included Hornbill swooping between the trees above our heads, gibbon monkeys, spiders as large as your hand and bloodsucking leeches!

The biggest lessons I have learned from my experience are firstly how to work as a team under stressful conditions as well as overcoming problems collectively so that everyone could have an amazing time.

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