After enjoying the Udawalawe National Park and the elephants, the Braemar group ventured to the coast of Sri Lanka to the ancient trading city of Gaulle. With its impressive architecture, especially the walls, it was a stark contrast to the Udawalawe National Park.
The Braemar College group has been met by the Principal at an assembly. They have planted some dragon fruit trees at the entrance to the school. The banner that they walked through was made by the students and is constructed out of polystyrene and painted. It says “we warmly welcome everybody”. The symbols are of prosperity.
The work at the Monaragala School continues. The Braemar students contain to paint the buildings to make the school a more attractive place to live and go to school. The younger Sri Lankan students make play things out of the paint lids, creativity at work.
The group has now trekked to the top of Adam’s Peak and enjoyed the sunrise. This was a tough climb. A quote from the group was “totally exhausting – amazing views @ 2200m . 8 hours up and back – legs don’t work. I think 5500 steep stairs.”