At the start of the autumn term, law teacher Ms Jayne Fry visited Vietnam, trekking from Sapa through the surrounding area to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.
Once she arrived in Vietnam, Ms Fry took the overnight train from Hanoi, travelling around 350 kilometres to the small mountain town of Sapa. The trek took place in the surrounding mountains, starting in Ta Van, a village bordered by striking terraced fields. The entire journey took four days and covered 52 kilometres, mainly following picturesque but challenging bamboo trails up the mountainside.
The most difficult aspect of the trek was the incredible heat and humidity but Ms Fry was motivated by the wish to raise as much money as possible and also by the incredible support of the local women who guided the team. So far, Ms Fry has raised £700.
Notre Dame’s Principal, Mrs Justine Barlow, was keen to encourage Ms Fry’s charitable adventure as it fits so completely with our college ethos, which is inspired by the Christian tradition. Our staff and students are always encouraged to carry the values at the centre of our teaching out into the wider community and beyond.
Ms Fry is pictured above, on the right wearing a pink cap. Pictured below are the terraced fields of Ta Van.